De·file·ment, n. 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.
De·file·ment n. Mil. The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.
n : the state of being polluted [syn: befoulment, pollution]