[ UK /bɪfˈa‍ʊl/ ]
  1. spot, stain, or pollute
    The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it
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How To Use befoul In A Sentence

  • She's not "The Pick of the Litter"; she's just litter, filthy trash befouling the roadside. Tallulah Morehead: Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens : Neither Tea Nor Sympathy.
  • The realization that the pesticide-laced foods we eat, the smokestack-befouled air we breathe and the petrochemical-based products we use negatively affect our quality of life is a big part of the reason so many people have "gone green" in recent years. The Link Between The Environment And Our Health
  • The Daily Mail obviously like to think that whichever latest befoulment to their world is the worst thing ever, proof that the country is going to the dogs and evidence that Britain is not only broken, but split asunder, never to be fixed. TEAMtalk Football News
  • Apparently, it has already befouled other cities around the world.
  • Phineas was imprisoned on an island with a giant feast laid before him that he could never eat because the Harpies would steal food from his hands, and befoul the rest with their droppings. Hurricane Katrina and the Lost Prisoners of New Orleans
  • There was also a putrid stench befouling the air, which no regular person could tolerate.
  • His legs had turned to stone, his bowels to water; it was all he could do not to befoul his pants. GALILEE
  • And indeed — though I now know that Allah is everywhere and in all things — there were times when the distance between Allah and I seemed so great, so impassable, that I thought my prayers at salat were lost in the hell-red, befouled city sky, diverted from Mecca and stolen by nefarious djinn. The Parable of the Spider
  • He also picks up litter around the school - as garbage contributes to public health problems and befouls the town's lake.
  • It does sort of befoul the atmosphere, like an emotional pollution, doesn't it?
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