[ kon-si-krey-tid ]
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  1. sacred or set apart; dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or for a spiritual or religious purpose:Holding the vessel of consecrated water, the swami poured it out over the newly built shrine.

  2. (of bread, wine, or both elements) changed into the Eucharist:During the Mass, the priest offers to God the consecrated bread and wine in re-enactment of the self-offering of Jesus Christ.

  1. venerated or highly honored; established as inviolable:It is never easy to convert formal legislative initiatives into a dominant vision and culturally consecrated practice.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of consecrate.

Origin of consecrated


Other words from consecrated

  • con·se·crat·ed·ness, noun
  • su·per·con·se·crat·ed, adjective
  • un·con·se·crat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby consecrated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use consecrated in a sentence

  • Only with a woman consecrated to active participation may the revolutionist associate.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • Hence she surpassed in grace and holiness all other created beings, and was consecrated a worthy temple of the incarnate Word.

  • Diana, bearing Richard not a tenth of the affection his sister consecrated to him, was alarmed for him.

    Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini