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See also defilé

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Middle English defilen, alteration of Middle English befilen "to defile, make foul" from Old English befȳlan "to befoul". Alteration influenced by Middle English defoulen, defoilen, "to trample on, abuse" from Old French defouler "to trample upon, violate". More at file, foul.

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to Defile

Third person singular
Defiles

Simple past
defiled

Past participle
defiled

Present participle
defiling

to Defile (third-person singular simple present Defiles, present participle defiling, simple past and past participle defiled)
  1. (transitive) to make impure; to make dirty. Less strong than to pollute
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Earlier defilee, French défilé, from défiler (to march past) from file (file).

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Singular
Defile

Plural
Defiles

Defile (plural Defiles)
  1. A way or gorge so narrow that only one person at a time can pass.
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Infinitive
to Defile

Third person singular
Defiles

Simple past
defiled

Past participle
defiled

Present participle
defiling

to Defile (third-person singular simple present Defiles, present participle defiling, simple past and past participle defiled)
  1. (obsolete) (intransitive) To march in a single file.
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