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defile
used in O Pioneers!

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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
  • Ivar had lived for three years in the clay bank, without defiling the face of nature any more than the coyote that had lived there before him had done.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (36% in)

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