[ UK /dˈɛsɪkɹˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /dɛsəˈkɹeɪt, dɛzəˈkɹeɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. violate the sacred character of a place or language
    violate the sanctity of the church
    desecrate a cemetery
    profane the name of God
  2. remove the consecration from a person or an object
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How To Use desecrate In A Sentence

  • And she, knowing that the shrine has been desecrated, is filled with righteous indignation, though generally as blind as he is to the true cause of what has occurred. Married Love: or, Love in Marriage
  • This has not been the case recently, as mindless youths disrespect, desecrate and defile the church and its surrounding area.
  • I'm sure "desecrated", if s/he is a real person, never made a joke that could hurt someone else's feelings. Body Parts, Cadavers and Rochester Ties, Oh My!
  • Irrigate and desecrate, we can always sell telstra and call the battler - mate. Telstra is saving the environment
  • But to claim this blogger "desecrated" the photo is ridiculous. Palin hits back at 'malicious' photo
  • It is depressing for teachers and pupils alike to see their working environment desecrated by the moronic minority.
  • And yeah, there's folks that this is the "very word of a deity" spoken to a guy in Arabia long ago, but if freedom speech and religion means anything, it means the freedom to ridicule, insult, and yes, "desecrate" whatever others think is "holy. Notes in Samsara
  • However, a Council spokesman said the roots of the trees that had been felled were damaged, and it was not correct to state that they had set out to desecrate the area.
  • There's plenty of narcissism triggers in his background - the highly respected, distant father, whose values he gleefully desecrates even as he treats him with an almost somber respect.
  • They've ruined our economy, apparently seized our oil and desecrated our sacred sites and our museums.
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