Definition for Profane (-d, -s)

profane (-d, -s), v. [ME < L. profān-āre, to render unholy, desecrate, violate, disclose < profān-us, before the temple, not sacred, common < prō, before (outside) + fān-um, temple.] (webplay: common, joys, name, place, words).

  1. Disturb; violate; spoil; mar; ruin; contaminate; corrupt; defile; pollute; blaspheme.
  2. Degrade; demean; lessen; depreciate; diminish the value of; decrease respect for.

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