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English definition of “consecrate”

consecrate

verb [T]     /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kreɪt/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
to officially make something holy and able to be used for religious ceremonies : The new cathedral was completed and consecrated in 2002.Religious practices to officially give someone the title of bishop in the Christian Church in a religious ceremony Religious ceremonies and prayers consecrated     /-kreɪ.tɪd/ US  /-kreɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective consecrated bread / wine / ground Religious practices consecration     /ˌkɒn.sɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ noun [U] the consecration of the new bishop Religious practices
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