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defiled

adjective

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defiled

verb
past tense of defile

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1 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
  • supplies of meat that had been defiled by maggots

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2 to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect
  • art conservators were careful not to do anything that might defile the holy relic

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“Defiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defiled. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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