the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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King James Dictionary
1. To make unclean to render foul or dirty in a general sense.
2. To make impure to render turbid as, the water or liquor is defiled.
3. To soil or sully to tarnish as reputation, &c.
He is among the greatest prelates of the age, however his character may be defiled by dirty hands.
They shall defile thy brightness. Ezekiel 28 .
4. To pollute to make ceremonially unclean.
That which dieth of itself, he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith. Leviticus 22 .
5. To corrupt chastity to debauch to violate to tarnish the purity of character by lewdness.
Schechem defiled Dinah. Genesis 34 .
6. To taint, in a moral sense to corrupt to vitiate to render impure with sin.
Defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt. Ezekiel 20 .
He hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. Numbers 19.
DEFILE, L. A thread. To march off in a line, or file by file to file off.
DEFILE, n. A narrow passage or way, in which troops may march only in a file, or with a narrow front a long narrow pass, as between hills, &c.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Defile'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​d/defile.html.