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desecrates

verb
present tense third-person singular of desecrate

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to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect
  • vandals desecrated the cemetery last night by covering the tombstones with graffiti

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“Desecrates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desecrates. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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