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de·sa·cral·ize

 (dē-sā′krə-līz′, -săk′rə-)
tr.v. de·sa·cral·ized, de·sa·cral·iz·ing, de·sa·cral·iz·es
To divest of sacred or religious significance.
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desacralize

(diːˈsækrəˌlaɪz) or

desacralise

vb (tr)
to render less sacred; to secularize
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de•sa•cral•ize

(diˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, -ˈsæk rə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to remove the sacredness from; secularize.
[1910–15]
de•sa`cral•i•za′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desacralize - transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
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