Definition of defilement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

defilement

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˈfaɪlmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfaɪlmənt//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal or literary)
 
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the act of making something dirty or no longer pure, especially something that people consider important or holy the defilement of war graves