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Meaning of DEFILEMENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being polluted
 

DEFILEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: befoulment, pollution
 
 See Also: dirtiness, uncleanness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*file"ment\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]filement. See
    {Defile}] (Mil.)
    The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from
    an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet
    on the exposed side.
    
    
  2. \De*file"ment\, n. [From 3d {Defile}.]
    The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether
    physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness;
    uncleanness.
    
          Defilements of the flesh.                --Hopkins.
    
          The chaste can not rake into such filth without danger
          of defilement.                           --Addison.
    
    
 

 

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