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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And Mr. Gosse saw him as the defiler of the purity of the English language.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
They hate the army of Aerschot and Lorraine as a mother hates the defiler of her child.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
Schwartz's kick at the Master had thrown the adoring dog into a maniac rage against this defiler of his idol.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
The impulse to crush the defiler was checked by the sudden appearance of two men inside the curtains.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
He returned unexpectedly soon, however; found his home occupied, and stabbed the defiler of it.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau