verb (used with object), des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing.
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Origin of desecrate
OTHER WORDS FROM desecratedes·e·crat·er, des·e·cra·tor, noundes·e·cra·tion, nounnon·des·e·cra·tion, nounun·des·e·crat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for desecrate
Christian refugees in southern Turkey tell of rapes, forced conversions to Islam and the desecration of churches.
They are the cultural destruction and desecration by armed extreme Islamic groups that have seized power.
It turns my stomach to write these words, but this is "desecration."Perry Has a Point About the Marines Video vs. the Daniel Pearl Video|Asra Q. Nomani|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Tehran and Tabriz bazaars closed briefly on December 16 as a show of protest against the desecration.
The sight of their old home changed even to desecration was bad enough, but this cold ingratitude was worse.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.|Charles James Lever
To bring them out only to attend a reception, or a tea party, is a desecration.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
I shall have some of that, anyway, though it seems rather like desecration to go and actually eat them.Babylon, Volume 2 (of 3)|Grant Allen
Exasperated and offended, I turn my back upon the desecration, and open a book of poems.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
The whole horror of the desecration of her married life had been revealed to her in this room by this man.Great Possessions|Mrs. Wilfrid Ward