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Meaning of BEFOUL

Pronunciation:  bi'fawl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"

BEFOUL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: defile, foul, maculate
 See Also: attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*foul"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befouled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Befouling}.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be- + f?lan to foul.
See {Foul}, a.]
1. To make foul; to soil.

2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.

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