used in Lord of the Flies
only 1 use
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to spoil the beauty or purity of something
in various senses, including:
- pollute a pristine lake
- harm a reputation or good name
- damage or disrespect something sacred
- take a person's virginity in a disrespectful way
- The boys chose their way through defiles and over heaps of sharp stone.
There are no more uses of "defile" in Lord of the Flies.