sacralize

[sey-kruh-lahyz, sak-ruh-]

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 formssa·cral·i·za·tion, noun
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