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desecrateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈdes.ɪ.kreɪt/
desecration
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌdes.ɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/
People were ​horrified at the desecration of the ​cemetery.
(Definition of desecrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “desecrate”
in Spanish Profanar…
in Vietnamese mạo phạm…
in Malaysian mencemar…
in Thai ดูหมิ่นหรือทำลายสิ่งศักดิ์สิทธิ์…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亵渎,玷污…
in Indonesian merusak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 褻瀆,玷污…
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