defile - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

[ verb ]
■ spot, stain, or pollute
・The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it
befoul , foul , maculate

[ verb ]
■ make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
■ also used metaphorically
maculate , stain , sully , tarnish

[ verb ]
■ place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
cloud , corrupt , sully , taint

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