verb (used with object), de·filed, de·fil·ing.
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verb (used without object), de·filed, de·fil·ing.
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They also revived the old custom of killing women who were seen to have defiled their family “honor.”
I cannot help but think of the political and ideological interests that have defiled the city.
And it's just so easy, I thought as I pulled my shirt on and, once again, said thank you to the young man I'd just defiled.
Foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by the fouler presence of John.History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)|John Richard Green
And my Diary is the repository of my thoughts—thoughts that must not be defiled by your favor-seeking curiosity.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
She remembered how she had knocked the creature away, feeling that it defiled the flower.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
Even so the soul is defiled by being associated with a low-caste body.
Too much despised to be even included in that organization were the eta (defiled folks) and the hinin (outcasts).