Part of speech:
To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
To make filthy or dirty; pollute:
The definition of infect is to contaminate someone or something with a disease or with some other negative element.
Poison is defined as to give or put in a substance that destroys, makes sick or kills, or to corrupt a mind.
To mar the cleanness or luster of; soil or stain.
To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
Adulterate means to make something inferior or less pure by adding something harmful or of a lower quality.
(Intransitive) To become dirty or soiled.
(Baseball) To bat (the ball) so that it falls outside the foul lines
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
So unclean as to be a likely cause of disease:
Morally corrupt; degenerate
The definition of unsanitary is someone or something that is not clean or that does not meet standards for cleanliness.
(Archaic) To cause to forsake allegiance.
To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
To desecrate is defined as to treat something that is sacred with disrespect.
Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
(Economics) To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
Heal is defined as to make or become healthy, or to be comforted again.
To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
To make safe by eliminating poisonous or otherwise harmful substances, such as noxious chemicals or radioactive material.
- Defile implies pollution or desecration of that which should be kept pure or sacred
- Pollute implies complete befoulment through contamination, and now often suggests an impairment of purity that makes something injurious to health
- Taint emphasizes effect over cause and implies that some measure of decay or corruption has taken place tainted meat
- Contaminate means to make impure, unclean, or unfit for use through contact or addition milk contaminated by radioactive fallout
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