transitive To profane or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something.
#:1916 It's reform -- reform! You're going to `turn over a new leaf,' and all that, and sign the pledge, and quit cigars, and go to work, and pay your debts, and gravitate back into Sunday-school, where you can make love to the preacher's daughter under the guise of religion, and desecrate the sanctity of the innermost pale of the church by confessions at Class of your
`thorough conversion'! â James Whitcomb Riley, The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Volume 10.
transitive To remove the consecration from someone or something; to deconsecrate.
transitive To inappropriately change.
#:1913 A subsequent owner has desecrated the main hall and robbed it of its grandeur by putting in a floor just beneath the circular windows in order to make an upper room over the hall. â William Alexander Lambeth and Warren H. Manning, Thomas Jefferson as an Architect and a Designer of Landscapes.
trans-top|to profane or violate sacredness
German: entheiligen, schÃ¤nden
trans-top|to remove the consecration
trans-top|to inappropriately change
Translations to be checked
ttbc|Chinese: äºµæ¸ (xie du)
ttbc|Spanish: desecrar, profanar