Definition of defilement in English:


Syllabification: de·file·ment
Pronunciation: /diˈfīlmənt


  • The action of defiling or the state of being defiled: the heinous defilement of their most sacred site the purification of all defilements
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    • Water metaphors give rise to a fluid cosmology of feelings in which senses of pollution, dirt and defilement are caught up with the need to protect social, moral and bodily boundaries.
    • Spiritual impurity or moral defilement starts on the inside.
    • Among these communities, economic interdependence was inescapable but the boundaries of defilement remained.

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