immolate

immolate

[im-uh-leyt]
verb (used with object), immolated, immolating.
1.
to sacrifice.
2.
to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offer in sacrifice.
3.
to destroy by fire.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin immolātus, past participle of immolāre to sprinkle with holy meal prior to sacrificing, sacrifice, equivalent to im- im-1 + mol(a) sacrificial barley cake, literally, millstone (see mill1) + -ātus -ate1

immolator, noun
unimmolated, adjective

emulate, immolate.
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immolate (ˈɪməʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to kill or offer as a sacrifice, esp by fire
2.  literary to sacrifice (something highly valued)
 
[C16: from Latin immolāre to sprinkle an offering with sacrificial meal, sacrifice, from im- (in) + mola spelt grain; see mill1]
 
immo'lation
 
n
 
'immolator
 
n

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immolate
1548, "to sacrifice, kill as a victim," originally an adj. (1534), from L. immolatus, pp. of immolare "to sacrifice," originally "to sprinkle with sacrificial meal," from in- "upon" + mola (salsa) "(sacrificial) meal," related to molere "to grind."
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