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  • n. The act of defiling.
  • n. The state of being defiled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of defiling, or the state of being defiled; foulness; uncleanness; impurity.
  • n. Corruption of morals, principles, or conduct; impurity; pollution by vice or sin.
  • n. In fortification, same as defilading.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being polluted

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