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

Examples of desanctify in a Sentence

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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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of desanctify was in 1956

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“Desanctify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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