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defile
used in Lord of the Flies

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Definition
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.
    p. 27.9

There are no more uses of "defile" in Lord of the Flies.

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