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sec·u·lar·ize

secularize

 
pronunciation:
sek y l raIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: secularizes, secularizing, secularized
definition: to take away the religious aspects, associations, or ownership of.
The new government secularized the church colleges.
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derivations: secularization (n.), secularizer (n.)