Definition of Sacrifice


  • (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
  • the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
    - ritual killing
  • a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
    "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
  • personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
  • the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.


  • make a sacrifice of
    in religious rituals
  • sell at a loss
  • kill or destroy
    "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"
    "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
  • endure the loss of
    "He gave his life for his children"
    "I gave two sons to the war"
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Unscramble sacrifice

210 unscramble word found using the letters sacrifice.

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