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Defile vs. PolluteEdit

Is defile really less strong than pollute? I would use defile as an escalation from pollute. To pollute an area could be a case of dropping a chip packet, for example. Whereas I doubt anyone would deem that to be a defilement. To defile the area one would have to do something unsanctimonious, something truly awful.

What are others feelings on the topic?

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