Meaning of “desecrate” in the English Dictionary

"desecrate" in British English

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desecrateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdes.ɪ.kreɪt/ us /ˈdes.ə.kreɪt/
desecration
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdes.ɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdes.əˈkreɪ.ʃən/

People were horrified at the desecration of the cemetery.

(Definition of “desecrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desecrate" in American English

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desecrateverb [ T ]

us /ˈdes·ɪˌkreɪt/

to damage or show a lack of respect toward something holy or respected:

Vandals desecrated the monument.
desecration
noun [ U ] us /ˌdes·ɪˈkreɪ·ʃən/

the desecration of a cemetery/shrine/house of worship

(Definition of “desecrate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)