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de•file



Pronunciation: (di-fīl'), [key]
v.t., -filed, -fil•ing.
1. to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
2. to violate the chastity of.
3. to make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate.
4. to sully, as a person's reputation.

de•file



Pronunciation: (di-fīl', dē'fīl), [key]
n., v., -filed, -fil•ing.


n.
any narrow passage, esp. between mountains.

v.i.
to march in a line or by files.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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