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  • the act of defiling
  • the state of being defiled
  • pollution
  • pollution
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*file"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. défilement. 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.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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