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defiles

noun
plural of defile

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
  • the cattle, once they were cornered in the defile, were quickly rounded up

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defiles

verb
present tense third-person singular of defile

Synonyms & Antonyms of defiles (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Defiles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defiles. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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