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desecrate

des·e·crate

desecrate

 
pronunciation:
de sih kreIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: desecrated, desecrates, desecrating
definition: to violate the sacredness of; treat sacrilegiously.
The invaders desecrated the temple.
antonyms:
bless
similar words:
defile, profane, violate
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derivations: desecration (n.), desecrator (n.)
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