Crossword Clue & Answers
8 June 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple
We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Defile', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.
This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.
We have given Defile a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.
As well as being a clue we've also seen Defile as an answer itself some 54 times.
Defile is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.
We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 17 June 2021 with the answer being POLLUTE, we also found POLLUTE to be the most popular answer for this clue.
We've seen this clue in the following publications:
- Irish Independent - Simple - 17 Jun 2021
- The Guardian Speedy - 27 Dec 2020
- Evening Standard Quick Crossword - 1 Dec 2020
- Irish Independent - Simple - 16 Mar 2020
- The Daily Mail Quick - 6 Dec 2019
Definitions and usage
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- A narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
- Spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
- Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
- Place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Defile'.
A man who serves as a sailor
An act that violates the rules of a sport
Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
A group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
The passage between the pharynx and the stomach
Produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
The state of being contaminated
Spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)
Spread or daub (a surface)
Alter from the original
Lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
Make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
Discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
Destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
Morally blemished; stained or impure
Spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
Violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
Make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"
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