Definition of desecrate
desecratorplay \-ˌkrā-tər\ noun
Examples of desecrate in a Sentence
The vandals were accused of desecrating graves.
vandals desecrated the cemetery last night by covering the tombstones with graffiti
Recent Examples of desecrate from the Web
Since the tombstones — and sometimes even the contents of the graves — had been desecrated, damaged or removed, Mr. Izzo has made restoring both graveyards his life’s work.
One stone in one cemetery being desecrated is one stone too many.
All culture jamming actions that use situationist détournement to champion social causes through desecrating parody.
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Origin and Etymology of desecrate
de- + -secrate (as in consecrate)
First Known Use: 1675See Words from the same year
DESECRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of desecrate for English Language Learners
: to damage (a holy place or object) : to treat (a holy place or object) with disrespect
DESECRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of desecrate for Students
: to treat a sacred place or sacred object shamefully or with great disrespect
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