- To desecrate is defined as to treat something that is sacred with disrespect.
When you draw funny faces on a picture of Jesus, this is an example of desecrate.
desecrate definition by Webster's New World
desecrate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing, des·e·crates
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
Origin: de- + (con)secrate.
- desˈe·cratˌer, desˈe·craˌtor noun
- desˌe·craˈtion noun
desecrate - Legal Definition
To harm or insult a sacred thing.