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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·e·crate /ˈdɛsɪˌkret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·e·crate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desecrated p. pr. & vb. n. Desecrating ]  To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; -- the opposite of consecrate.
    The [Russian] clergy can not suffer corporal punishment without being previously desecrated.   --W. Tooke.
    The founders of monasteries imprecated evil on those who should desecrate their donations.   --Salmon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: violate the sacred character of a place or language;
           "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the
           church"; "profane the name of God" [syn: profane, outrage,
      2: remove the consecration from a person or an object [syn: deconsecrate]
         [ant: consecrate]