Definition of self-sacrifice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

self-sacrifice

 noun
noun
 
[uncountable](approving)
 
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the act of not allowing yourself to have or do something in order to help other people the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fought in the war an act of heroic self-sacrifice
self-sacrificing
 
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adjective self-sacrificing love
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