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Meaning of defile

de•file

Pronunciation: (di-fīl'), [key]
— -filed, -fil•ing.
  1. to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
  2. to violate the chastity of.
  3. to make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate.
  4. to sully, as a person's reputation.

de•file

Pronunciation: (di-fīl', dē'fīl), [key]
— n., v., -filed, -fil•ing.
—n.
  1. any narrow passage, esp. between mountains.
—v.i.
  1. to march in a line or by files.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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