Part of speech:
To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To damage, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
To act as a spotter, esp. for a gun crew or in sports
To mar or impair the enjoyment, quality, or functioning of
(Figuratively) To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
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.
(Slang) To overwhelm or defeat decisively
To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To damage or impair.
To disappear slowly; die out
To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
To become smaller or less.
To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
To do damage to
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
To become dark or black:
To stain; sully:
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To smear over; bedaub; soil
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To cause a flaw in; make defective:
To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.
To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To harm or damage in some way; be bad for
The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
A stain or coating resembling iron rust.
A superficial exterior layer; a coating:
(Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
A spot or stain, esp. of ink
A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To become stable or firm; harden:
To be made clean
To utter a slander about
To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
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