[ sangk-tuh-fahyd ]
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  1. made holy; consecrated: sanctified wine.

  2. sanctimonious: a sickening, sanctified smile.

Origin of sanctified

First recorded in 1475–85; sanctify + -ed2

Other words from sanctified

  • sanc·ti·fi·ed·ly [sangk-tuh-fahy-id-lee], /ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ ɪd li/, adjective
  • un·sanc·ti·fied, adjective

Words Nearby sanctified Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sanctified in a sentence

  • He felt, in his sensitive way, that the two sweet-souled Englishwomen had deepened and sanctified his love for Jean.

  • I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory.

  • If the affections of the heart be sanctified, they will be elevated to God in every religious exercise, and especially in this.

  • The gods are given their portion of the family meal, the sanctified dead are recalled to take their share of the family blessings.

  • By the Holy Ghost they are sanctified, that they may dedicate themselves to God, and thereafter serve him.

British Dictionary definitions for sanctified


/ (ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪd) /

  1. consecrated or made holy

  2. a less common word for sanctimonious

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