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defilement


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defilement  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defilement  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defilement 
  n  :  the  state  of  being  polluted  [syn:  {befoulment},  {pollution}] 




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