desanctify

verb
de·​sanc·​ti·​fy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-ˌfī How to pronounce desanctify (audio) \
desanctified; desanctifying; desanctifies

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desanctification \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌsaŋ(k)-​tə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce desanctify (audio) \ noun

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desanctified the church building and converted it into condos
Recent Examples on the Web Someone may have removed these features in an attempt to desanctify the religious icon, according to a government statement. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of desanctify

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Desanctify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desanctify. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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