(d*fl"), v. t. [OE. defoulen, -foilen, to tread down, OF. defouler; de- + fouler to trample (see Full, v. t.), and OE. defoulen to foul (influenced in form by the older verb defoilen). See File to defile, Foul, Defoul.] 1. To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.
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They that touch pitch will be defiled.
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2. To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.
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He is . . . among the greatest prelates of this age, however his character may be defiled by . . . dirty hands.
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3. To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.
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Defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt.
Ezek. xx. 7.
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4. To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate; to rape.
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The husband murder'd and the wife defiled.
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5. To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.
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That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile therewith.
Lev. xxii. 8.
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