Definition of Defilement

1. Noun. The state of being polluted.

Exact synonyms: Befoulment, Pollution
Generic synonyms: Dirtiness, Uncleanness
Derivative terms: Befoul, Defile, Pollute



Definition of Defilement

1. n. The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.

2. n. The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.

Definition of Defilement

1. Noun. The act of defiling. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being defiled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defilement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Defilement

1. The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness. "Defilements of the flesh." (Hopkins) "The chaste can not rake into such filth without danger of defilement." (Addison) Origin: From Defile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defilement

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Literary usage of Defilement

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"I. defilement: In order to define what Old Testament purification covers, ... 16-18 deals with involuntary emission and does not involve defilement through ..."

2. A Tibetan-English dictionary, with Sanskrit synonyms by Sarat Chandra Das (1902)
"5p'4 grib-cat. stubborn ; refractory (Ja.). %**'**& grib-mdot offerings made to Bon deities for removing some defilement. ..."

3. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"The fact which chiefly interests us in the present connection is that the idea of sexual defilement is particularly cdh- spicuous in connection with ..."

4. Biblical Archaeology by Louis Berkhof (1915)
"The Special Cases of defilement. Of the various cases of defilement that resulting from ... Moreover this defilement might communicate itself to others. ..."

5. Mahan's Permanent Fortifications by Dennis Hart Mahan, James Mercur (1887)
"The defilement of permanent works, like that of field works, proposes the same end, and employs nearly the same means. They differ mainly in their practical ..."

6. Mahan's Permanent Fortificationsby Dennis Hart Mahan by Dennis Hart Mahan (1887)
"Limits of defilement, 10S 180. Remarks upon defilement of permanent works, . ... defilement of masonry, 104 189. Limits of defilement for small works, . ..."

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