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defilement

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1 an act of great disrespect shown to God or to sacred ideas, people, or things
  • for two centuries the Christian monasteries in England suffered defilements at the hands of Viking invaders

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2 something that is or that makes impure
  • souvenir shops, observation towers, and other tacky defilements on Civil War battlefields that should be considered hallowed ground

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“Defilement.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defilement. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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