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sul·ly / ˈsəlē/ • v. (-lies, -lied) [tr.] poetic/lit. or ironic damage the purity or integrity of; defile: they were outraged that anyone should sully their good name.

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sully pollute; †intr. for pass. XVI. perh. — F. souiller; see SOIL3.