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Defilement definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEFILEMENT, n.
1. The act of defiling, or state of being defiled; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.
2. Corruption of morals, principles or character; impurity; pollution by sin.
The chaste cannot rake into such filth without danger of defilement.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the state of being polluted [syn: befoulment, defilement, pollution]

Merriam Webster's

noun see defile I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Defilement De*file"ment, n. [Cf. F. d['e]filement. See Defile] (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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Defilement De*file"ment, n. [From 3d Defile.] 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Pollution, contamination, taint, uncleanness, abomination, foulness.



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