Defile Synonyms and Antonyms

dĭ-fīl'

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Synonyms for Defile

To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag.
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Putrid matter.
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To tarnish, especially someone's reputation; to debase.
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To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
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To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
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To profane or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something.
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(Dated) To corrupt or profane
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The definition of contaminate is to infect, corrupt or make impure.
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To take the virginity from (a woman) by having sexual intercourse with her
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To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
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To make something dirty; to soil
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To cover with or as with soil; stain; sully.
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To polish with blacking
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To make black; darken
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To make dirty; smudge
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To dirty with excrement.
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To soil or stain; to dirty
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(Baseball) To bat (the ball) so that it falls outside the foul lines
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To influence wrongfully; corrupt
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(Computers) To become transmitted to and copied on (a hard drive, for example). Used of a virus or other harmful software.
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To spoil (food) by contamination.
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Marked with spots or maculae; blotched.
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The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another.
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A contaminating or being contaminated
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(Computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
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The state of being defiled.
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The quality or condition of being impure, especially:
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The definition of indecency is a lack of modesty.
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The property of being lewd.
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The property of being licentious.
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Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
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To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Adulterate means to make something inferior or less pure by adding something harmful or of a lower quality.
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To cause an organic compound to undergo degradation.
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To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile
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To change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining
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A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.
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To cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty
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To cause a spot or spots; make a stain, as ink, water, etc.
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To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
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To discolour something
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A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
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To ravish is to take someone by force, to force someone to engage in sexual intercourse or to experience extreme happiness.
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Antonyms for Defile

To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
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Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
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To confer distinction on:
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To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
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To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
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Words Related to Defile

To make or become dirty; soil; tarnish; stain
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(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
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To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor:
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To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
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To treat improperly; abuse or spoil.
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In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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To spoil or mar the sanctity of
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Simple past tense and past participle of sacre.
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Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
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Find another word for defile. In this page you can discover 71 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defile, like: dishonor, putrescence, violate, besmirch, dirty, debase, smudge, desecrate, pollute, contaminate and deflower.