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Main Entry: 1sac·ri·fice
Pronunciation: primarystresssak-rschwa-secondarystressfimacrs, -fschwas
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English sacrifice "the act of offering something to God or a god," from early French sacrifice (same meaning), from Latin sacrificium "sacrifice," from sacr-, sacer "sacred" and -ficium, from facere "to do, make" --related to SACRED
1 : an act of offering something precious to God or a god; especially : the killing of a victim on an altar
2 : something offered in sacrifice
3 : a giving up of something especially for the sake of someone else; also : something so given up
4 : loss of profit <sell goods at a sacrifice>

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