[ 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