(noun, verb)


1. a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Similar word(s): gorge

Definition categories: object, notch, pass


1. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Similar word(s): cloud, corrupt, sully, taint

Definition categories: contact, deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

2. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

Similar word(s): maculate, stain, sully, tarnish

Definition categories: contact, blob, blot, fleck, spot

3. spot, stain, or pollute

- The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Similar word(s): befoul, foul, maculate

Definition categories: change, attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame