Defile \De*file"\ (d[-e]*f[imac]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Defiled} (d[-e]*f[imac]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Defiling}.] [F. d['e]filer; pref. d['e]-, for des- (L. dis-) + file a row or line. See {File} a row.] To march off in a line, file by file; to file off. [1913 Webster]

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