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defile

verb A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term meaning to rape, especially a virgin.
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While such a requirement is assumed in rabbinic literature, the stipulation cannot be found in Leviticus, unless it is extrapolated from the requirement that men bathe after less serious defilements (e.
You live hating your enemies, but I have none to hate; you are ailing with moral defilements, but I am free from them; you are striving for excessive sensual pleasures, but I do not strive for them.
Unless we use insight meditation to remove the dirt at the bottom of the jar, we can never really be free from defilements.
Purity functions as both safeguard against potential defilement and a form of absolution of past defilements.
The persecution of sel'kory takes a new, more concealed, adroit, imperceptible form--provocations, defilements, slander, sowing of family discord, having the goal of ousting the sel'kor from the village, etc.