self-sacrifice

noun self-sac·ri·fice \ ˌself-ˈsa-krə-ˌfīs also -fəs or -ˌfīz \

Definition of self-sacrifice

: sacrifice of oneself or one's interest for others or for a cause or ideal

First Known Use of self-sacrifice

1591


SELF-SACRIFICE Defined for English Language Learners

self-sacrifice

noun

Definition of self-sacrifice for English Language Learners

  • : the act of giving up something that you want to have or keep in order to help someone else



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