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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.   --Sharp.
 2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
    Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.   --Ex. xxix. 9.
 3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
 4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.
 Syn: -- See Addict.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: 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 chursh";
         "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and
         wine"; "sanctified wine" [syn: sacred, sanctified]