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Definition of desecrate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desecrate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdɛsəˌkreɪt//
 
desecrate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they desecrate
 
he / she / it desecrates
 
past simple desecrated
 
-ing form desecrating
 
 
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to damage a holy thing or place or treat it without respect desecrated graves
desecration
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛsəˈkreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the desecration of a cemetery (figurative) the desecration of the countryside by new roads
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