Definition of self-sacrifice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌself ˈsækrɪfaɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌself ˈsækrɪfaɪs//
[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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-sacrifice