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Definition of desecrate:

  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.


ravish, harm, scandalize, dishonour, shock, mar, outrage, mark, religion, hurt, unhallow, rape, damage, infract, demoralise, misdirect, injure, befoul, deconsecrate, profane, violate, clean, break, subvert, scandalise, plunder, disfigure, assault, appal, appall, transgress, breach, sacred, take its toll, pollute, commit sacrilege, offend, spoil, dishonor, stain, go against.

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