Definition of Befoulment

1. Noun. The state of being polluted.

Exact synonyms: Defilement, Pollution
Generic synonyms: Dirtiness, Uncleanness
Derivative terms: Befoul, Defile, Pollute



Definition of Befoulment

1. Noun. The act of befouling; soiling; making dirty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Befoulment

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befoulment (current term)
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Literary usage of Befoulment

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1. The Etiology of typhoid fever and its prevention by William Henry Corfield (1902)
"It is obvious that the cans in which the milk was sent out were liable every day or any day to befoulment even during the process of cleansing. ..."

2. A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff, Henry Wace (1898)
"Holy was the prophet in his befoulment,—for clean was his heart though he was in the mire.—Be ye afraid, my brethren—for lo ! to-day is washed away—your ..."

3. Journal of the Sanitary Institute by Sanitary Institute (Great Britain) (1902)
"On the befoulment of the Town Harbour and of the River fur Hygiene, 1902, p. ... Archie The investigation into the causes of the befoulment has been of a ..."

4. Transactions of the Section on Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the by American Medical Association Section on Preventive Medicine and Public Health, American Medical Association (1911)
"REQUIREMENTS TO PREVENT befoulment OF LAKE WATERS The excessively rapid growth of the population surrounding the great lakes demands the prevention of the ..."

5. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity by William Linn Westermann (1984)
"... with their slaves,51 " so that the illustrious nobility of distinguished families may not be cheapened by the befoulment of an unworthy association. ..."

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