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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.
Verb1.desecrate - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
Synonyms: outrage, profane, violate
2.desecrate - remove the consecration from a person or an object
Synonyms: deconsecrate
Antonyms:
hallow, sanctify, bless, consecrate - render holy by means of religious rites
abuse, adulterate, alloy, befoul, canker, cheapen, coarsen, commit sacrilege, confound, contaminate, convert, corrupt, debase, debauch, defalcate, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, depredate, desolate, despoil, devalue, devastate, devour, dishonor, distort, divert, embezzle, foul, infect, maladminister, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pillage, poison, pollute, profane, prostitute, ravage, ravish, sack, spoliate, taint, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, waste
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