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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fane, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profaned p. pr. & vb. n. Profaning.]
 1. To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.
    The priests in the temple profane the sabbath.   --Matt. xii. 5.
 2. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
    So idly to profane the precious time.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : treated irreverently or sacrilegiously [syn: violated]