desecration

 /ˌdesɪˈkreɪʃən/



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desecrate /ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to violate or outrage the sacred character of (an object or place) by destructive, blasphemous, or sacrilegious action
  2. to remove the consecration from (a person, object, building, etc); deconsecrate
Etymology: 17th Century: from de- + consecrate

ˈdeseˌcrator, ˈdeseˌcrater n ˌdeseˈcration n



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