transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1911 to divest of sacred qualities or status • desacralization noun

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  • desacralize — [dē sā′krə līz΄] vt. desacralized, desacralizing to deprive of sacred qualities or hallowed status; make nonsacred or less sacred desacralization n …   English World dictionary

  • desacralize — desacralization, n. /dee say kreuh luyz , sak reuh /, v.t., desacralized, desacralizing. to remove the aura of sacredness from; secularize. [DE + SACRAL1 + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • desacralize — verb To remove something’s sacredness. Syn: desecrate Ant: sacralize …   Wiktionary

  • desacralize — or desacralise di: sakrəlʌɪz verb remove the religious or sacred status or significance from. Derivatives desacralization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • desacralize — de·sa·cral·ize …   English syllables

  • desacralize — de•sa•cral•ize [[t]diˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, ˈsæk rə [/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing rel to remove the sacredness from; secularize • Etymology: 1910–15 de•sa cral•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • desacralize —   v.i.,v.t. divest of supernatural qualities; remove tabu.    ♦ desacralization, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • desacralize — verb transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control • Syn: ↑secularize • Derivationally related forms: ↑secularization (for: ↑secularize) • Hypernyms: ↑transfer …   Useful english dictionary

  • desanctify — transitive verb Date: 1956 desacralize • desanctification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • desacralization — noun see desacralize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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