desacralize

verb
de·​sa·​cral·​ize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsā-krə-ˌlīz How to pronounce desacralize (audio) , -ˈsa- How to pronounce desacralize (audio) \
desacralized; desacralizing

Definition of desacralize

transitive verb

: to divest of sacred qualities or status

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Other Words from desacralize

desacralization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌsā-​krə-​lī-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce desacralization (audio) , -​ˌsa-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for desacralize

Synonyms

deconsecrate, desanctify

Antonyms

bless, consecrate, hallow, sacralize, sanctify

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Examples of desacralize in a Sentence

deplores how contemporary society has desacralized and trivialized the celebration of Christmas

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Rumor and street culture—jokes, postcards, sayings, bawdy plays performed in saloons—changed the image of the czar and the czarina, desacralized them, before and during the war. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of desacralize

1911, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near desacralize

DES

des-

desa

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Desai

Desaix de Veygoux

desalinate

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The first known use of desacralize was in 1911

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