Pronounced: NOO-guh-tawr-ee (alternative #1: NOO-guh-TORE-ee) (alternate #2: nyoo-)
Notes: Kind of an excess of riches in ways to pronounce this word
The word desacralize means “to deprive of hallowed status”
A more recent term; it came into English in the 1910s
Background / Comments
I should have been able to figure out this word by noting the “sacr” in the word, and matching it to “sacred”… the rest would have fallen into place. This word comes from the Latin word de- (away from) and sacer (sacred).