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.