Definition of 'defile'
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- a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
- place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Synonyms: sully corrupt taint cloud
- make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
Synonyms: tarnish stain maculate sully
- spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
Synonyms: foul befoul maculate