Pronunciation: (des'i-krāt"), [key]
—v.t., -crat•ed, -crat•ing.
1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.