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 for Sacrificing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sacrifice \Sac"ri*fice\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Sacrificed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sacrificing.] [From
     Sacrifice, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer
     sacred, holy + -ficare (only in comp.) to make. See -fy.]
     1. To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a
        divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a
        token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the
        altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor,
        or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a
        sheep.
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              Oft sacrificing bullock, lamb, or kid. --Milton.
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     2. Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for
        the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a
        higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with
        loss or suffering.
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              Condemned to sacrifice his childish years
              To babbling ignorance, and to empty fears. --Prior.
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              The Baronet had sacrificed a large sum . . . for the
              sake of . . . making this boy his heir. --G. Eliot.
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     3. To destroy; to kill. --Johnson.
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     4. To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
        [Tradesmen's Cant]
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