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Definitions of sacrifice:

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: verb transitive

To offer to a god in worship; destroy or give up in order to gain some other object; as, to sacrifice health for riches.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To offer a victim on an altar.

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: verb intransitive

To make offerings to God.

part of speech: verb

To offer to God in worship, or to a heathen deity, a slain victim on an altar; to destroy or give up for the sake of something else; to make offerings to God on an altar.

part of speech: noun

The act of offering to God, or to a deity, a victim on an altar; anything offered or consecrated to God; the destroying, losing, or giving up of one thing for another; the thing so destroyed or given up.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

Act of sacrificing or offering to a deity, esp. a victim on an altar: that which is sacrificed or offered: destruction or loss of anything to gain some object: that which is given up, destroyed, or lost for some end.

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