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defiling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in unwholesome, pernicious

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defiling

verb
present participle of defile

Synonyms & Antonyms of defiling (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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“Defiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defiling. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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