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befoul

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1 to make dirty
  • unsightly mud and slush befouls the family car every winter

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2 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
  • the enemy had befouled the water in all of the area's wells with animal carcasses

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The first known use of befoul was in the 12th century

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“Befoul.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/befoul. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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