from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Process of polluting or making filthy, act of causing dirtiness.
  • n. pollution

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making foul; pollution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pollution; the act of making filthy.


From Latin defoedatio, from Late Latin defoedare ("to defile"), from de- with foedare, present tense verb of foedo, from foedus ("foul"). (Wiktionary)


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