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Defile – Spoil or damage the appearance of something or someone


(Pronounced dee-file)

To remember the definition of the word defile, use the following mnemonic:

The files (defile) were completely damaged. 

The files (defile) were completely damaged.


Examples of defile in a sentence

Willis has lined the walls of his apartment with aluminum foil so that aliens won’t be able to penetrate his subconscious and defile his brain.

Mrs Underwood told her Sunday School students that they should never defile a church or other holy place with vulgar behaviour and language. 

Police apprehended the vandals in the cemetery before they were able to defile the gravesites with graffiti.

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