Definition of sacrificial in English:

sacrificial

Syllabification: sac·ri·fi·cial
Pronunciation: /ˌsakrəˈfiSH(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Of, relating 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.
Synonyms
1.1 technical Designed to be used up or destroyed in fulfilling a purpose or function.
More 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.

Derivatives

sacrificially

adverb
More 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.

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