To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
The definition of afflict is to cause great physical or mental pain or agony or to create for someone a curse to bear.
To damage or injure in such a way as to make useless, valueless, etc.; destroy
To enter and spread through with harmful effects
To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
To fill with hate; embitter
To embitter; envenom
To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
To attack or infect with canker.
To destroy the harmful bacteria, viruses, etc. in or on; sterilize
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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