[ 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.
Also especially British, sa·cral·ise.

Origin of sacralize

First recorded in 1930–35; sacral1 + -ize

Related forms

sa·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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