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Definition of deconsecrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deconsecrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deconsecrate
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪt//
 
he / she / it deconsecrates
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪts//
 
past simple deconsecrated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪtɪd//
 
past participle deconsecrated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form deconsecrating
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkɑːnsɪkreɪtɪŋ//
 
Religious buildings
 
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deconsecrate something (religion) to stop using something, especially a building, for a religious purpose a deconsecrated church See related entries: Religious buildings
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deconsecrate