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English definition of “sacrifice”

sacrifice

noun [C or U] (KILLING)    /ˈsæk.rɪ.faɪs/
the act of killing an animal or person and offering them to a god or gods, or the animal, etc. that is offered: The people offered a lamb on the altar as a sacrifice for their sins.KillingMurder and attempted murderReligious practices
(Definition of sacrifice noun (KILLING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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