from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To violate the sacredness of; profane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To profane or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something.
- v. To remove the consecration from someone or something; to deconsecrate.
- v. To inappropriately change.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divest of sacred or hallowed character or office; divert from a sacred purpose or appropriation; treat with sacrilege; profane; pollute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. violate the sacred character of a place or language
- v. remove the consecration from a person or an object
de- + (con)secrate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From de- + stem of consecrate. (Wiktionary)