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sacralize

[sey-kruh-lahyz, sak-ruh-] /ˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, ˈsæk rə-/
verb (used with object), sacralized, sacralizing.
1.
to make sacred; imbue with sacred character, especially through ritualized devotion:
a society that sacralized science.
Also, especially British, sacralise.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; sacral1 + -ize
Related forms
sacralization, noun
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  • Among the conflict's many facets are struggles over the sacralization of politics, and reburying a dead body is part of them.
  • Such sacralization is a disservice, smothering the critical dialogue that great literature engenders.
  • He diagnosed her with fibromyalgia and sacralization of the lumbar spine.
sacralization in Medicine

sacralization sa·cral·i·za·tion (sā'krə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
A developmental abnormality in which the first sacral vertebra becomes fused with the fifth lumbar veterbra.

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