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self–sacrificing

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adjective self–sa·cri·fic·ing \-ˌfī-siŋ also -fə- or -ˌfī-\

Definition of self–sacrificing

  1. :  sacrificing oneself for others

self–sacrificingly adverb


1817

First Known Use of self–sacrificing

1817


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