Definitions For Defect


  • A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
  • A failing or deficiency
  • An imperfection in a bodily system
  • An imperfection in an object or machine
  • A physical problem that causes something to be less valuable, effective, healthy, etc.
  • Something that causes weakness or failure


  • Desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
  • To leave a country, political party, organization, etc., and go to a different one that is a competitor or an enemy

Is Defect a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Defect is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Defect in a Sentence

  • They examine their products for defects.
  • She was born with a heart defect.
  • Vanity and pride were his two worst character defects.
  • The Russian scholar defected in 1979.
  • She defected from the conservative party.
  • He defected to the West before the war began.

Synonyms for Defect

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