sacrificial


sac·ri·fi·cial

adjective \ˌsa-krə-ˈfi-shəl\

: of, relating to, or involving sacrifice

Full Definition of SACRIFICIAL

1
:  of, relating to, of the nature of, or involving sacrifice
2
:  of or relating to a metal that serves as an anode which is electrolytically consumed instead of another metal that is present
sac·ri·fi·cial·ly \-shə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SACRIFICIAL

  1. their sacrificial acts of self-denial

First Known Use of SACRIFICIAL

1607

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