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Adjective: desecrated  'de-su,krey-tid
  1. Treated with disrespect and contempt
    "many desecrated shrines and cemeteries"
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

See also: deconsecrated, profaned, violated

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

Antonym: consecrate, consecrated

Encyclopedia: Desecrated