befouler

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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