Definition of befoul in English:

befoul

Line breaks: be¦foul
Pronunciation: /bɪˈfaʊl
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Make dirty; pollute: the dangers of letting industry befoul the environment
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    • This green and pleasant land in the Guardian argues similarly that it's about ‘a Britain that is either green and pleasant, made diligent by cottage industries, or befouled by factories’.
    • The sink, the flush toilet, and the sewer literally formed a pipeline to the vilest contamination that befouled the city.
    • Public decisions affect everyone by the nature of the choice itself: we can only have one defense budget; polluting rivers befouls not just my water, but yours.

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