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-^cro (also written desecro; cf. consecro), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (post-Aug. and rare for the class. consecro), consecrate, dedicate.
I. Prop.: “quercum Triviae,Stat. Th. 9, 586.—
B. (Acc. to consecro, no. I. B.) Of persons, to deify, Capitol. Anton. philos. 18.—*
II. Trop., to devote, destine to any use: “chamaeleon per singula membra desecratus,” i. e. prescribed for particular diseases, Plin. 28, 8, 29, § 112.
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