defile: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-fīl'), [key]
— -filed, -fil•ing.
- to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
- to violate the chastity of.
- to make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate.
- to sully, as a person's reputation.
Pronunciation: (di-fīl', dē'fīl), [key]
— n., v., -filed, -fil•ing.
- any narrow passage, esp. between mountains.
- to march in a line or by files.
- defile (Thesaurus)