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〔 dI`faIl, `difaIl 〕


〔 ˋdi:fail, diˋfail 〕

Overview of noun defile

The noun defile has 1 sense

  • defile, gorge -- (a narrow pass (especially one between mountains))

Overview of verb defile

The verb defile has 3 senses

  • defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud -- (place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation")

  • tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile -- (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")

  • foul, befoul, defile, maculate -- (spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it")