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consecrate

verb [T] uk   /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. to officially give someone the title of bishop in the Christian Church in a religious ceremony
consecrated
adjective uk   /-kreɪ.tɪd/ us    /-kreɪ.t̬ɪd/
consecrated bread/wine/ground
consecration
noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.sɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
the consecration of the new bishop
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