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>
Origin and Etymology of desecrate
de- + -secrate (as in consecrate)
First Known Use: 1675
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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