sacrificial


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sac·ri·fi·cial

 (săk′rə-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or concerned with a sacrifice: a sacrificial offering.

sac′ri·fi′cial·ly adv.

sacrificial

(ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃəl)
adj
used in or connected with a sacrifice
ˌsacriˈficially adv

sac•ri•fi•cial

(ˌsæk rəˈfɪʃ əl)

adj.
pertaining to, concerned with, or used in sacrifice: a sacrificial lamb.
[1600–10; < Latin sacrifici(um) sacrifice + -al1]
sac`ri•fi′cial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.sacrificial - used in or connected with a sacrifice; "sacrificial lamb"

sacrificial

adjective propitiatory, atoning, reparative, expiatory, oblatory a sacrificial victim
Translations
قُرْباني، ذَبائِحي
obětní
áldozati
fórnar-
obetný
kurbanlık

sacrificial

[ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃəl] ADJsacrificatorio
sacrificial lambchivo m expiatorio

sacrificial

adjOpfer-; sacrificial riteOpferritus m, → Opferritual nt

sacrificial

[ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃl] adj (act, altar) → sacrificale; (lamb) → destinato/a al sacrificio

sacrifice

(ˈsӕkrifais) noun
1. the act of offering something (eg an animal that is specially killed) to a god. A lamb was offered in sacrifice.
2. the thing that is offered in this way.
3. something of value given away or up in order to gain something more important or to benefit another person. His parents made sacrifices to pay for his education.
verb
1. to offer as a sacrifice. He sacrificed a sheep in the temple.
2. to give away etc for the sake of something or someone else. He sacrificed his life trying to save the children from the burning house.
ˌsacriˈficial (-ˈfiʃəl) adjective
sacrificial victims.
ˌsacriˈficially adverb

sacrificial

a., pp. sacrificado-a
___ operationoperación para librar al paciente de un órgano que impide al organismo de alguna función necesaria.
References in classic literature ?
First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
All at once he remembered one of Rebecca's early confidences,--the little pink sunshade that had given her the only peep into the gay world of fashion that her childhood had ever known; her adoration of the flimsy bit of finery and its tragic and sacrificial end.
To-morrow morning I shall invite a still larger number of aldermen, and will give a sacrificial banquet in honour of our guest; we can then discuss the question of his escort, and consider how we may at once send him back rejoicing to his own country without trouble or inconvenience to himself, no matter how distant it may be.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.
Then they and the priestesses formed in two lines, with their little golden cups in readiness to capture a share of the victim's lifeblood after the sacrificial knife had accomplished its work.
And then a muffled scream came from the cavernous mouth of the dark hole beyond the sacrificial altar through which the priestess had entered the temple.
Jimmie was silent, fighting with the face of a sacrificial priest.
small intestine of the sacrificial victim for purposes of divination
 Bring cates and wines for sacrificial feasts,
Then glorious Hermes longed for the sacrificial meat, for the sweet savour wearied him, god though he was; nevertheless his proud heart was not prevailed upon to devour the flesh, although he greatly desired
Indeed, if it were not for this birthday, I really think she would have forgotten to go at all; but birthdays are great and solemn festivals with us, never allowed to slip by unnoticed, and always celebrated in the presence of a sympathetic crowd of relations(gathered from far and near to tell you how well you are wearing, and that nobody would ever dream, and that really it is wonderful), who stand round a sort of sacrificial altar, on which your years are offered up as a burnt-offering to the gods in the shape of lighted pink and white candles, stuck in a very large, flat, jammy cake.
And the spirit's happiness is this: to be anointed and consecrated with tears as a sacrificial victim,--did ye know that before?