Examples of befoul in a Sentence
pollutants that befoul the air and water
unsightly mud and slush befouls the family car every winter
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No matter what, not too far in the future, a standard race in which 33 cars burn fuel at obscene rates and befoul the immediate atmosphere with tire smoke and arrogant levels of noise . .
The repairs are vital to prevent the runoff of polluted water from the lake into nearby waterways that lead to green algae growth that befouls waterways and threatens marine life.
The repairs to the dike are vital to prevent the runoff of polluted water from the lake into nearby waterways that lead to green algae growth that befouls waterways and threatens marine life.
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First Known Use of befoul
Synonymsdirty, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
Related Wordscontaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]
Near Antonymsdecontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)
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