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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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An almost spiritual medium, like the electric telegraph, should be consecrated to high, deep, joyful, and holy missions.
But, much to the disappointment of the crowd, this latter business was broken off by the interposition of the town beadle, who had no idea of permitting the majesty of the law to be violated by such an abuse of one of its consecrated places.
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.
Each must hie to her own home; wend you we might do all these journeys in one so brief life as He hath appointed that created life, and thereto death likewise with help of Adam, who by sin done through persuasion of his helpmeet, she being wrought upon and bewrayed by the beguilements of the great enemy of man, that serpent hight Satan, aforetime consecrated and set apart unto that evil work by over- mastering spite and envy begotten in his heart through fell ambitions that did blight and mildew a nature erst so white and pure whenso it hove with the shining multitudes its brethren-born in glade and shade of that fair heaven wherein all such as native be to that rich estate and --"
She slept well and arose refreshed, as a consecrated spirit always should and sometimes does.
Happening to call one evening when Celine did not expect me, I found her out; but it was a warm night, and I was tired with strolling through Paris, so I sat down in her boudoir; happy to breathe the air consecrated so lately by her presence.
Those books, both prose and verse, are consecrated to me by other associations; and I hate to have them debased and profaned in his mouth
But, if my life were not to be still consecrated to you, or if my marriage were so arranged as that it would part us, even by the length of a few of these streets, I should be more unhappy and self-reproachful now than I can tell you.
They had been persuaded that the hosts which we consecrated and gave to the communicants were mixed with juices strained from the flesh of a camel, a dog, a hare, and a swine; all creatures which the Abyssins look upon with abhorrence, believing them unclean, and forbidden to them, as they were to the Jews.
The Phocians having ploughed up some consecrated ground belonging to the temple of Apollo, the Amphictyonic council, according to the superstition of the age, imposed a fine on the sacrilegious offenders.
Yes, yes, as you think best; if only he may lie in consecrated ground," said the poor mother, taking the priest's hand and kissing it.
The priests took their places in front of the judge, and the clerk proceeded to read in a loud voice a complaint of sacrilege against Phileas Fogg and his servant, who were accused of having violated a place held consecrated by the Brahmin religion.