self-sacrificing

adjective
self-sa·​cri·​fic·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈsa-krə-ˌfī-siŋ also -fə-siŋ or -ˌfī-ziŋ How to pronounce self-sacrificing (audio) \

Definition of self-sacrificing

: sacrificing oneself for others

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self-sacrificingly adverb

First Known Use of self-sacrificing

1817, in the meaning defined above

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