Meaning of “consecrate” in the English Dictionary

"consecrate" in British English

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consecrateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kreɪt/ us /ˈkɑːn.sə.kreɪt/
consecrated
adjective uk /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kreɪ.tɪd/ us /ˈkɑːn.sə.kreɪ.t̬ɪd/

consecrated bread/wine/ground
consecration
noun [ U ] uk /ˌkɒn.sɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.səˈkreɪ.ʃən/

the consecration of the new bishop

(Definition of “consecrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consecrateverb [ T ]

us /ˈkɑn·sɪˌkreɪt/

to officially make something holy and suitable to be used for religious ceremonies:

The church was completed and consecrated in the 1890s.
consecrated
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈkɑn·sɪˌkreɪt̬·əd/

consecrated ground

(Definition of “consecrate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)