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sacralize

[sey-kruh-lahyz, sak-ruh-]
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verb (used with object), sa·cral·ized, sa·cral·iz·ing.
  1. to make sacred; imbue with sacred character, especially through ritualized devotion: a society that sacralized science.
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Also especially British, sa·cral·ise.

Origin of sacralize

First recorded in 1930–35; sacral1 + -ize
Related formssa·cral·i·za·tion, noun
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sacralization in Medicine

sacralization

(sā′krə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. A developmental abnormality in which the first sacral vertebra becomes fused with the fifth lumbar veterbra.
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