Definition of sacrificial in English:

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Pronunciation: /sakrəˈfɪʃ(ə)l/


1Relating to or constituting a sacrifice: an altar for sacrificial offerings
More example sentences
  • Part of the ritual of sacrificial offering required pouring out water on the altar.
  • The Hebrew for one of the many sacrificial offering is chatot, from the same root as the word chait.
  • Spices were used as incense for the sacrificial offerings, which in our time is represented by Tefillah, prayer.
1.1 technical Designed to be used up or destroyed in fulfilling a purpose or function.
Example sentences
  • Because magnesium is very reactive, it is used as a sacrificial anode (a substance designed to be oxidized first, thus protecting other metals) for the hulls of ships and in underground pipelines
  • Sacrificial carbon anodes have been used in aluminum production since the process was invented in 1886.
  • A 2.75 - in.-thick latex layer of concrete is placed on top to act as a short-term sacrificial layer that soaks up winter road salts and chemicals.



Pronunciation: /sakrəˈfɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • Robert Emmett was a republican hero of the early 19th century who had sacrificially martyred himself for Ireland's cause.
  • Or the wife may sacrificially decide that giving her body with joy to her husband is more important than those few minutes of slumber.
  • Baptists were also encouraged to give sacrificially of their energy, time, possessions, and money to help those in need and to further the interests of ‘Christ's kingdom’ in the world.

Words that rhyme with sacrificial

artificial, beneficial, initial, interstitial, judicial, official, solstitial, superficial

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