Profane

Pro*fane"

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profaned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Profaning.] [L. profanare: cf. F. profaner. See Profane, a.]
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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.
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The priests in the temple profane the sabbath.
Matt. xii. 5.
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2. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
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So idly to profane the precious time.
Shak.
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