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1. defile

noun. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains).

Synonyms

  • notch
  • mountain pass
  • gorge

Antonyms

  • pure
  • clear up
  • brighten
  • stay

Etymology

  • defilen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. defile

verb. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon.

Synonyms

  • sully
  • impair
  • taint
  • mar
  • spoil
  • corrupt
  • deflower
  • vitiate

Antonyms

  • honest
  • lawful
  • straight
  • dishonesty

Etymology

  • defilen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. defile

verb. spot, stain, or pollute.

Synonyms

  • dishonour
  • attaint
  • shame
  • dishonor
  • befoul
  • foul
  • disgrace

Antonyms

  • lighten
  • cleanness
  • show
  • reality

Etymology

  • defilen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. defile

verb. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • maculate
  • sully
  • darken
  • stain
  • blot
  • spot
  • blob
  • fleck

Antonyms

  • purity
  • succeed
  • moral
  • incorruptness

Etymology

  • defilen (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with defile


1. Verb, base form
Also, if she likes to make "soup" in her water dish, try switching her to a water bottle so that she can't defile her drinking water.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Set mainly in the rolling country of the Cumberland Plateau, the Daniel Boone includes such striking landmarks as the Red River Gorge, a defile of the Pottsville Escarpment defining the western edge of the plateau.

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