Definition of profanation in US English:

profanation

noun

  • See profane

    • ‘And it is your duty to the Sacrament - that It might not suffer profanation.’
    • ‘This profanation may offend people of tradition, whether Jews or Christians.’
    • ‘It is a profanation of speech, whereas the purpose of speech is to communicate known truth to others.’
    • ‘He elevated acts of profanation or desecration to the status of epiphanies: singular mystical moments of Oneness with the All.’
    • ‘It is a profanation of religion to declare oneself a terrorist in the name of God, to do violence to others in his name.’

Pronunciation

profanation

/ˌprɑfəˈneɪʃ(ə)n//ˌpräfəˈnāSH(ə)n/