self-sacrifice

noun

self-sac·​ri·​fice
ˌself-ˈsa-krə-ˌfīs,
 also  -fəs,
or
-ˌfīz How to pronounce self-sacrifice (audio)
: sacrifice of oneself or one's interest for others or for a cause or ideal

Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-sacrifice was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Self-sacrifice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sacrifice. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

self-sacrifice

noun

self-sac·​ri·​fice
ˈself-ˈsak-rə-ˌfīs,
-fəs
: an unselfish giving over of oneself or one's own interest for others
self-sacrificing
-ˌfī-siŋ
adjective
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