sacrificial

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adjective sac·ri·fi·cial \ˌsa-krə-ˈfi-shəl\

Definition of sacrificial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, of the nature of, or involving sacrifice

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a metal that serves as an anode which is electrolytically consumed instead of another metal that is present

sacrificially

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Examples of sacrificial in a sentence

  1. their sacrificial acts of self-denial

1607

First Known Use of sacrificial

1607


SACRIFICIAL Defined for English Language Learners

sacrificial

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adjective sac·ri·fi·cial \ˌsa-krə-ˈfi-shəl\

Definition of sacrificial for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or involving sacrifice


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