Profaning

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Profaning Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Profane \Pro*fane"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profaned; p. pr. & vb. n. Profaning.] [L. profanare: cf. F. profaner. See Profane, a.]
  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. The priests in the temple profane the sabbath. --Matt. xii. 5.
  2. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile. So idly to profane the precious time. --Shak.
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