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defile -- as in: it was defiled
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  • Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.
  • A thick, yellow liquor defiles them, which is offensive to the touch and sight and more offensive to the smell.

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  • They defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it.
  • He believes any non-Muslim in Saudi Arabia defiles the holy land.

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