Dictionary Results for defile

1. defile - noun

· a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Synonym(s): gorge

Hypernym(s): pass, mountain_pass, notch

2. defile - verb

· place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"

Synonym(s): sully, corrupt, taint, cloud

Hypernym(s): mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate

3. defile - verb

· make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

Synonym(s): tarnish, stain, maculate, sully

Hypernym(s): spot, fleck, blob, blot

4. defile - verb

· spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"

Synonym(s): foul, befoul, maculate

Hypernym(s): dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame

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