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Verb: desecrate  'de-su,kreyt
  1. Disregard the sacred character of a place or language
    "desecrate a cemetery";
    - profane, outrage, violate, defile
     
  2. Remove the consecration from a person or an object
    - unhallow, deconsecrate

Derived forms: desecrates, desecrating, desecrated

Type of: assail, assault, attack, change by reversal, reverse, set on, turn

Antonym: consecrate

Encyclopedia: Desecrate