1. [ verb ] (criminal law) violate the sacred character of a place or language
Synonyms: outrage violate profane

"desecrate a cemetary" "violate the sanctity of the church" "profane the name of God"

Related terms: assail profanation irreverence
2. [ verb ] (religion) remove the consecration from a person or an object
Synonyms: deconsecrate
Related terms: consecrate change_by_reversal
Similar spelling:   desecrated