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English Dictionary: sacrificed by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sacrifice \Sac"ri*fice\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Sacrificed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacrificing}.] [From
      {Sacrifice}, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer
      sacred, holy + -ficare (only in comp.) to make. See {-fy}.]
      1. To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a
            divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a
            token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the
            altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor,
            or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a
                     Oft sacrificing bullock, lamb, or kid. --Milton.
      2. Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for
            the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a
            higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with
            loss or suffering.
                     Condemned to sacrifice his childish years To
                     babbling ignorance, and to empty fears. --Prior.
                     The Baronet had sacrificed a large sum . . . for the
                     sake of . . . making this boy his heir. --G. Eliot.
      3. To destroy; to kill. --Johnson.
      4. To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
            [Tradesmen's Cant]
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