Definition of sacrificial in English:

sacrificial

adjective

  • 1Relating to or constituting a sacrifice.

    ‘an altar for sacrificial offerings’
    • ‘At the top were the Brahmans, priests of the sacrificial religion and intellectuals.’
    • ‘Part of the ritual of sacrificial offering required pouring out water on the altar.’
    • ‘Plead forgiveness on the basis of the sacrificial death of God's Son for sinners.’
    • ‘In four messages he opened up the magnificent theme of sacrificial worship from the anointing of Jesus in Mark 14.’
    • ‘The Vedic religion with its sacrificial rites began to wane and other religions began to replace it.’
    • ‘It does not come from recitation of hymns, sacrificial worship or a hundred fasts.’
    • ‘For instance, an Attic red-figure krater with a sacrificial scene features a votive tablet on a column next to the altar.’
    • ‘His was a vicarious death, both sacrificial (for sin) and substitutionary (for the sinner).’
    • ‘Ancient rituals have been revived, sacrificial altars rebuilt and lunar patterns observed with increasing attention.’
    • ‘There is a dialogue between Yama and the boy about the primordial Fire and sacrificial rituals to attain to heavenly life.’
    • ‘We were also expecting to hear about how Moses sealed our covenant with God in the blood of sacrificial animals.’
    • ‘Buddha challenged the Vedic practice of rigid sacrificial rituals and the practice of caste systems.’
    • ‘Judaism and paganism both practiced the pouring of sacrificial libations of both blood and wine.’
    • ‘Spices were used as incense for the sacrificial offerings, which in our time is represented by Tefillah, prayer.’
    • ‘Christ's role as the Justifier takes primacy over that of Christ as Second Adam or the sacrificial lamb of the atonement.’
    • ‘In the early church, Christ was seen as the ransom for sin, the sacrificial lamb and the model of the life in God.’
    • ‘It apprehends his life of perfect obedience and his sacrificial death on Calvary as the spotless Lamb.’
    • ‘She gives a lengthy description of the boy's relationship to his family and his inner responses to the bloody sacrificial rites.’
    • ‘Perhaps the reason now is that they were still carrying out their priestly duties and were about to eat a sacrificial meal.’
    • ‘Jesus, in the Old Covenant, your people were sanctified by being sprinkled with the blood of sacrificial animals.’
    • ‘The Hebrew for one of the many sacrificial offering is chatot, from the same root as the word chait.’
    votive, atoning, expiatory, oblatory, oblational, propitiatory
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    1. 1.1technical Designed to be used up or destroyed in fulfilling a purpose or function.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Natural nacre also benefits from so-called sacrificial ionic bonds between proteins, which break under stress but can reform.’
      • ‘Sacrificial carbon anodes have been used in aluminum production since the process was invented in 1886.’
      • ‘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’

Pronunciation

sacrificial

/sakrəˈfɪʃ(ə)l/