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- to profane, or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something
- to remove the consecration from someone or something; to deconsecrate
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Des"e*crate (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Desecrated (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Desecrating (?).] [L. desecratus, p. p. of
desecrare (also desacrare) to consecrate, dedicate; but
taken in the sense if to divest of a sacred character; de- +
sacrare to consecrate, fr. sacer sacred. See
Sacred.] 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
The [Russian] clergy can not suffer corporal
punishment without being previously desecrated.
The founders of monasteries imprecated evil on those
who should desecrate their donations.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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