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Defile
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Defile as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

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:

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"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Defile'.

  • Fidele

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TAR
A man who serves as a sailor

4 Letters

FOUL
An act that violates the rules of a sport

SOIL
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"

5 Letters

CLOUD
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"

GORGE
The passage between the pharynx and the stomach

STAIN
Produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"

SULLY
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"

TAINT
The state of being contaminated

6 Letters

BEFOUL
Spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"

RAVINE
A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)

STIRSA

7 Letters

BESMEAR
Spread or daub (a surface)

CORRUPT
Alter from the original

DEGRADE
Lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

POLLUTE
Make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"

TARNISH
Discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

VIOLATE
Destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

8 Letters

BESMIRCH
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"

MACULATE
Morally blemished; stained or impure

9 Letters

BESPATTER Chris Roberson
Spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"

DESECRATE
Violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

11 Letters

CONTAMINATE
Make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"

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