Definition for PRO-FANE'

PRO-FANE', v.t.

  1. To violate any thing sacred, or treat it with abuse, irreverence, obloquy or contempt; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the sabbath; to profane the Scriptures or the ordinances of God. – Dwight.
  2. To pollute; to defile; to apply to temporal uses; to use as base or common. – Ezek. xxiv.
  3. To violate. – Mal. ii.
  4. To pollute; to debase. – Lev. xxi.
  5. To put to a wrong use. – Shak.

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