Defilement

Definition of Defilement

De`file´ment
n.1.(Mil.) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.
1.The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.
Defilements of the flesh.
- Hopkins.
The chaste can not rake into such filth without danger of defilement.
- Addison.

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befoul, befoulment, defile, dirtiness, foul, maculate, pollution, uncleanness
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