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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose;
- Example: "a life consecrated to science"
- Example: "the consecrated chapel"
- Example: "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
[syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated]

2. made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use;
- Example: "a consecrated church"
- Example: "the sacred mosque"
- Example: "sacred elephants"
- Example: "sacred bread and wine"
- Example: "sanctified wine"
[syn: consecrated, sacred, sanctified]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.] 1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God. [1913 Webster] One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest. --Sharp. [1913 Webster] 2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex. xxix. 9. [1913 Webster] 3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor. [1913 Webster] 4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke. Syn: See Addict. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

consecrated adj 1: solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II" [syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated] [ant: desecrated] 2: made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine" [syn: consecrated, sacred, sanctified]