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befoul

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verb be·foul \bi-ˈfau̇(-ə)l, bē-\

Simple Definition of befoul

  • : to make (a substance, place, etc.) dirty

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of befoul

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make foul (as with dirt or waste)

  3. 2 :  sully, soil, besmirch <scandal befouled his reputation>

Examples of befoul in a sentence

  1. pollutants that befoul the air and water

  2. <unsightly mud and slush befouls the family car every winter>



12th Century

First Known Use of befoul

12th century


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