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 for desecrated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desecrate \Des"e*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desecrated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Desecrating.] [L. desecratus, p. p. of
     desecrare (also desacrare) to consecrate, dedicate; but taken
     in the sense if to divest of a sacred character; de- +
     sacrare to consecrate, fr. sacer sacred. See Sacred.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
           The [Russian] clergy can not suffer corporal punishment
           without being previously desecrated.     --W. Tooke.
     [1913 Webster]
           The founders of monasteries imprecated evil on those
           who should desecrate their donations.    --Salmon.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: treated with contempt; "many desecrated shrines and
             cemeteries" [ant: consecrate, consecrated,

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