- to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
- to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
- to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
- to admit or ordain to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
- to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
- consecrated; sacred.
Origin of consecrate
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2. sanctify, venerate.
3. See devote.
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Examples from the Web for unconsecrated
It was unconsecrated, and there could be no sacrilege in using it.The Shame of Motley
You were good from instinct and from unconsecrated moral grace.The Philosophical Letters
I don't want to think that—that what we feel for each other is—unconsecrated.A Far Country, Complete
That she—” he said, “that she should lie so far from them, and in unconsecrated ground!In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim</p>
Frances Hodgson Burnett
For "unconsecrated" ricefields the ritual is less complicated.Indo-China and Its Primitive People</p>
- not having been made or declared sacred or holy
- to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
- to dedicate (one's life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
- to ordain (a bishop)
- Christianity to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
- to cause to be respected or revered; veneratetime has consecrated this custom
- archaic consecrated
C15: from Latin consecrāre, from com- (intensive) + sacrāre to devote, from sacer sacred
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Word Origin and History for unconsecrated
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