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)

Origin: From Defile.

(01 Mar 1998)

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