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tr.v. des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing, des·e·crates
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
des′e·crat′er, des′e·cra′tor n.
1. (Sociology) to violate or outrage the sacred character of (an object or place) by destructive, blasphemous, or sacrilegious action
2. (Sociology) to remove the consecration from (a person, object, building, etc); deconsecrate
[C17: from de- + consecrate]
ˈdeseˌcrator, ˈdeseˌcrater n
v.t. -crat•ed, -crat•ing.
1. to divest of sacred character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
des′e•crat`er, des′e•cra`tor, n.
Past participle: desecrated
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|Verb||1.||desecrate - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"|
|2.||desecrate - remove the consecration from a person or an object|
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"