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self-sacrifice

[self-sak-ruh-fahys, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈsæk rəˌfaɪs, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
sacrifice of one's interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the good of another.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
Related forms
self-sacrificer, noun
self-sacrificial
[self-sak-ruh-fish-uh l, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌsæk rəˈfɪʃ əl, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
self-sacrificing, adjective
self-sacrificingly, adverb
self-sacrificingness, noun
unself-sacrificial, adjective
unself-sacrificially, adverb
unself-sacrificing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-sacrifice

self-sacrifice

noun
1.
the sacrifice of one's own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others
Derived Forms
self-sacrificing, adjective
self-sacrificingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-sacrifice
n.

1805, from self- + sacrifice (n.). Adjective self-sacrific'd attested from 1711. Related: self-sacrificing.

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