befouled
befouled efouled adj. made disgustingly dirty. a building befouled with soot [WordNet 1.5]

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  • befouled — index tainted (contaminated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Befouled — Befoul Be*foul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befouled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befouling}.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be + f?lan to foul. See {Foul}, a.] 1. To make foul; to soil. [1913 Webster] 2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • befouled — adjective made dirty or foul a building befouled with soot breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot • Syn: ↑fouled • Similar to: ↑dirty, ↑soiled, ↑unclean …   Useful english dictionary

  • befouled — be·foul || bɪ faÊŠl v. ruin; desecrate; soil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unclean — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. soiled, sullied, stained, spotted, filthy, bedraggled, smeared, befouled, nasty, grimy, polluted, rank, unhealthful, defiled, impure, nonkosher, muddy, fetid, feculent, stinking, rotten, vile, decayed, contaminated,… …   English dictionary for students

  • fouled — adjective 1. made dirty or foul (Freq. 1) a building befouled with soot breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot • Syn: ↑befouled • Similar to: ↑dirty, ↑soiled, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • be|foul´ment — be|foul «bih FOWL», transitive verb. 1. to make dirty; cover with filth: »Figurative. By association with the gangsters he befouled his own nest. SYNONYM(S): soil, pollute, defile, sully. 2. to entangle: »The rope was befouled by weeds and sticks …   Useful english dictionary

  • be|foul — «bih FOWL», transitive verb. 1. to make dirty; cover with filth: »Figurative. By association with the gangsters he befouled his own nest. SYNONYM(S): soil, pollute, defile, sully. 2. to entangle: »The rope was befouled by weeds and sticks.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Befoul — Be*foul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befouled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befouling}.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be + f?lan to foul. See {Foul}, a.] 1. To make foul; to soil. [1913 Webster] 2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Befouling — Befoul Be*foul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befouled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befouling}.] [Cf. AS. bef?lan; pref. be + f?lan to foul. See {Foul}, a.] 1. To make foul; to soil. [1913 Webster] 2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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