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con·se·crate

 (kŏn′sĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. con·se·crat·ed, con·se·crat·ing, con·se·crates
1. To declare or set apart as sacred: consecrate a church.
2. Christianity
a. To sanctify (bread and wine) for Eucharistic use through a ritual regarded by some Christian churches as effecting transubstantiation.
b. To initiate (a priest) into the order of bishops.
3. To dedicate solemnly to a service or goal. See Synonyms at devote.
4. To make venerable; hallow: a tradition consecrated by time.
adj.
Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified.

[Middle English consecraten, from Latin cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrāt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sacrāre, to make sacred (from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).]

con′se·cra′tive adj.
con′se·cra′tor n.
con′se·cra·to′ry (-krə-tôr′ē) adj.

consecrated

(ˈkɒnsɪkreɪt)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) having been made or declared sacred or holy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consecrated - solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
desecrated - treated with contempt; "many desecrated shrines and cemeteries"
2.consecrated - made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

consecrated

adjective
Given over exclusively to a single use or purpose:
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The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
consists in touching with oil consecrated by a bishop several parts of
Grace being said, -- for those people have their grace as well as we --though Queequeg told me that unlike us, who at such times look downwards to our platters, they, on the contrary, copying the ducks, glance upwards to the great Giver of all feasts --Grace, I say, being said, the High Priest opens the banquet by the immemorial ceremony of the island; that is, dipping his consecrated and consecrating fingers into the bowl before the blessed beverage circulates.
Some of the soldiers were lodged in Faneuil Hall, which the inhabitants looked upon as a consecrated place, because it had been the scene of a great many meetings in favor of liberty.
Our grave old chair must have been scandalized at such scenes," observed Laurence; "the chair that had been the Lady Arbella's, and which the holy apostle Eliot had consecrated.
Then was he anointed and consecrated, and thus was fulfilled what he had heard from the frogs on his way, which had so affected him, that he was to be his Holiness the Pope.
They went about solemnly in the assurance of their consecrated and empty reputation.
But since then the little room had been endeared and consecrated by years of happy childhood dreams and maiden visions.
I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.
She solemnly warned her son to look upon us as two young consecrated creatures, walking unconsciously on a heavenly path of their own, whose beginning was on earth, but whose bright end was among the angels in a better state of being.
It is to the filial piety of Victor Lavalle that we owe the two volumes consecrated to the ground-life of his father, so full of the holy intimacies of the domestic hearth.
have we lived to see the day when a blaspheming and idolatrous upstart of Rome shall accuse us of appropriating to the appetites of the flesh the most holy and consecrated elements?