befoul

[bih-foul]
verb (used with object)
to make dirty or filthy; soil; defile; sully: a bird that befouls its own nest.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English bi-foulen. See be-, foul

befouler, noun
befoulment, noun
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befoul (bɪˈfaʊl)
 
vb
(tr) to make dirty or foul; soil; defile
 
be'fouler
 
n
 
be'foulment
 
n

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befoul
early 14c., from be- + foul (v.).
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Example sentences
The ash barrels which had befouled the sidewalks disappeared, almost without
  any one knowing it till they were gone.
The money spent on college building that are damaged and befouled by drunken
  students is not is built into every college's budget.
Navigational buoys have sunk under their weight, and their razor-sharp shells
  have befouled beaches.
The ash barrels which had befouled the sidewalks disappeared.
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