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desecrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesecratedes‧e‧crate /ˈdesɪkreɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DAMAGEto spoil or damage something holy or respectedsee thesaurus at damagedesecration /ˌdesɪˈkreɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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desecrateIt is then that the atmosphere of peace becomes tinged with a sense of sadness at such a loss ... beauty desecrated.Kelly's grave was also desecrated.Most of the Egyptian tombs were desecrated and robbed.The church had been desecrated by vandals.Yet he hated to think of Wheeler, who represented everything bogus and hollow, desecrating his beloved church.Other new signs posted to describe scenery have been desecrated or struck down.Three skinheads admitted desecrating over 100 graves.Never mind that he desecrated their spirit.
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Verb table
desecrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydesecrate
he, she, itdesecrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydesecrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave desecrated
he, she, ithas desecrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad desecrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill desecrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have desecrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam desecrating
he, she, itis desecrating
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you, we, theyare desecrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas desecrating
you, we, theywere desecrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been desecrating
he, she, ithas been desecrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been desecrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be desecrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been desecrating
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