See also defilé

English[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

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.

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Defile

Third person singular
defil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Defile (third-person singular simple present defil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) to make impure; to make dirty. Less strong than to pollute
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Earlier defilee, French défilé, from défiler (to march past) from file (file).

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Defile

Plural
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Defile ({{{1}}})

  1. A way or gorge so narrow that only one person at a time can pass.
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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Defile

Third person singular
defil

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Defile (third-person singular simple present defil, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (obsolete) (intransitive) To march in a single file.
Translations[edit | edit source]

el:defile fr:defile io:defile kn:defile hu:defile ml:defile ru:defile sv:defile te:defile tr:defile vi:defile zh:defile

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