Definition Of desecrate


treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate.

more than 300 graves were desecrated

Example Of desecrate

  • A distressed son is calling for greater security at a cemetery after three gravestones were desecrated by vandals.

  • A multi-million dollar gold mine with an estimated yield of $1.2 billion threatens to desecrate a sacred site of the Wiradjuri people.

  • A police spokesman said: ‘We are hoping that this offence will be detected and people will come forward with the name of the offender or offenders who have desecrated this grave.’

  • A tombstone standing over a grave for over 100 years was desecrated and pieces of the headstone were scattered over the area.

  • A two-minute silence was held and each member of the congregation was invited to lay flowers on those graves desecrated by the yobs.

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