verb (used with object), de·filed, de·fil·ing.
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It is this which withers up sin to the root, and enables us to cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
She was a virgin stained with every defilement in its visionary stage.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Will it not, for this, be cast down into hell some day, if it repent not of its closes and their dens of defilement?Black Rock|Ralph Connor
He brought his defilement into the most awe-inspiring sanctuary the world has ever known.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
The perpetrator of the misdeed embarks on his career of defilement early.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre