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Definition of deconsecrate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deconsecrate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈkɑnsəˌkreɪt//
 
deconsecrate something (religion)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deconsecrate
 
he / she / it deconsecrates
 
past simple deconsecrated
 
-ing form deconsecrating
 
 
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to stop using something, especially a building, for a religious purpose a deconsecrated church
deconsecration
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌkɑnsəˈkreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deconsecrate