Meaning of desecrate

des•e•crate

Pronunciation: (des'i-krāt"), [key]
— -crat•ed, -crat•ing.
  1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
  2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
  3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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