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Main Entry: 1sac·ri·fice
Pronunciation: sak-r-fs, -fs
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>