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 for beatified
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  beatified \be*at"i*fied\ (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d), adj.
     (Roman Catholic Church)
     proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration.
  
     Syn: blessed.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beatify \Be*at"i*fy\ (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Beatified (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to
     bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F.
     b['e]atifier. See Bounty.]
     1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or
        as conferring happiness.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
                                                    --Barrow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial
        enjoyment. "Beatified spirits." --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (R. C. Ch.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process
        and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the
        blessed," and is to be reverenced as such, though not
        canonized.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beatified
      adj 1: Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus
             worthy of veneration [syn: beatified, blessed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "beatified":
     Elysian, Olympian, aggrandized, angelic, apotheosized, archangelic,
     awesome, beaming, beatific, big, blessed, blissful, canonized,
     capering, celestial, cheerful, cherubic, chirping, consecrated,
     dancing, dedicated, deified, devoted, elevated, eminent, ennobled,
     enshrined, enthroned, ethereal, exalted, excellent, extramundane,
     extraterrestrial, flushed with joy, from on high, gay, glad,
     glorified, glowing, grand, great, hallowed, happy, heavenly,
     held in awe, high, high and mighty, immortal, immortalized,
     in glory, joyful, joyous, laughing, leaping, lofty, magnified,
     martyred, mighty, otherworldly, paradisaic, paradisal, paradisiac,
     paradisic, purring, radiant, redeemed, sainted, saintly,
     sanctified, saved, seraphic, set apart, shrined, singing, smiling,
     smirking, sparkling, starry-eyed, sublime, supereminent, supernal,
     thrice happy, throned, transcendental, transmundane, unearthly,
     unworldly
  
  

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