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μιανῶ, ἐμίανα, -, μεμίαμμαι, ἐμιάνθην
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to pollute, stain, defile; (pass.) to be defiled, corrupted, become ceremonially unclean; this refers to both ceremonial and moral uncleanness
pr. to tinge, dye, stain; to pollute, defile, ceremonially, Jn. 18:28; to corrupt, deprave, Tit. 1:15 (2x); Heb. 12:15; Jude 8*

Greek-English Concordance for μιαίνω

John 18:28 Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early, and they did not go into the governor’s headquarters so that they (mianthōsin | μιανθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl) would (mianthōsin | μιανθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl) not be defiled (mianthōsin | μιανθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl), but could eat the Passover meal.
Titus 1:15 All things are clean to the clean, but to the defiled (memiammenois | μεμιαμμένοις | perf pass ptcp dat pl masc) and unbelieving nothing is clean, but both their mind and conscience are (memiantai | μεμίανται | perf pass ind 3 sg) defiled (memiantai | μεμίανται | perf pass ind 3 sg).
Hebrews 12:15 Take care that no one forfeits the grace of God; and that no root of bitterness grows up and causes trouble and by it many are defiled (mianthōsin | μιανθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl).
Jude 1:8 Yet in the same way these people also, relying on their dreams, defile (miainousin | μιαίνουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.