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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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