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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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