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defilement

[ dih-fahyl-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈfaɪl mənt /
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noun
the act of making something foul, dirty, or unclean:Humankind's destruction and defilement of the natural environment is seriously endangering the continuation of life on this planet.
the violation of something considered sacred, or the act of making something ceremonially impure; desecration: I want to express our profound disgust and contempt for the recent defilement of the mosque by graffiti.
the act of violating a person’s chastity:The Lagos state government has approved the use of a toll-free emergency line to report cases of rape, defilement, child abuse, and other sexual assaults.
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Origin of defilement

OTHER WORDS FROM defilement

non·de·file·ment, noun
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