Desecrate

Definition of Desecrate

Des´e`crate
v. t.1.To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; - the opposite of consecrate.
[imp. & p. p. Desecrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Desecrating .]
The founders of monasteries imprecated evil on those who should desecrate their donations.
- Salmon.

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