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sacrifice

noun [C or U]     /ˈsækrɪfaɪs/
something useful or important that you choose not to do or have, in order to have something that is more important : make sacrifices Most workers have made sacrifices to keep the company alive . The economy is starting to grow and, after six years of sacrifice, to deliver higher incomes . Are the financial savings worth the personal sacrifice?
(Definition of sacrifice noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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