[ sey-kruh-lahyz, sak-ruh- ]
/ ˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, ˈsæk rə- /

verb (used with object), sa·cral·ized, sa·cral·iz·ing.

to make sacred; imbue with sacred character, especially through ritualized devotion: a society that sacralized science.

Nearby words

  1. sacral nerve,
  2. sacral plexus,
  3. sacral splanchnic nerve,
  4. sacralgia,
  5. sacralization,
  6. sacrament,
  7. sacramental,
  8. sacramental wine,
  9. sacramentalism,
  10. sacramentally

Also especially British, sa·cral·ise.

Origin of sacralize

First recorded in 1930–35; sacral1 + -ize

Related formssa·cral·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sacralization


[ sā′krə-lĭ-zāshən ]


A developmental abnormality in which the first sacral vertebra becomes fused with the fifth lumbar veterbra.

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