un·​con·​se·​crat·​ed ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkrā-təd How to pronounce unconsecrated (audio)
: not having been made or declared sacred : not consecrated
buried in unconsecrated ground
an unconsecrated offering

Examples of unconsecrated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her fiancé killed himself out of grief and was buried nearby on unconsecrated ground. Joe Kloc, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 For a person that was—was supposed to be baptized, they’re not supposed to put into unconsecrated ground. Dan Barry, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2022 There was the time that Patterson and a fellow altar boy—Patterson grew up in a devoutly Catholic family—almost got caught with a stash of unconsecrated Communion hosts that his friend had squirrelled away for post-Mass snacking. Laura Miller, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 The cocktail is made with Kikori Rice Whiskey, Clement coconut, lemon, black sesame and Japanese chili, garnished with red, white and blue unconsecrated communion wafers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconsecrated was in 1579

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“Unconsecrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconsecrated. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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