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. The state of being polluted.
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... from paradise. [Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf Vol. 2 Chapter 1] A folkish state must therefore begin by raising marriage from the level of a continuous defilement of the race, and give it the consecration of an institution which is called upon to produce images of the Lord and not monstrosities halfway ...
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