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immolation

[im-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɪm əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of immolating.
2.
the state of being immolated.
3.
a sacrifice.
Origin of immolation
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin immolātiōn- (stem of immolātiō) offering, sacrifice. See immolate, -ion
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n.

early 15c., "a sacrificing" (originally especially with reference to Christ), from Middle French immolation (13c.) or directly from Latin immolationem (nominative immolatio) "a sacrificing," noun of action from past participle stem of immolare (see immolate).

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