immolation

[im-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of immolating.
2.
the state of being immolated.
3.
a sacrifice.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin immolātiōn- (stem of immolātiō) offering, sacrifice. See immolate, -ion

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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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Example sentences
Gluttons for attention, the two share a rare talent at self-promotion, self-delusion and self-immolation.
There are other forms of self-immolation, less instantaneous and less spectacular, to which doctors may not contribute.
During the sentencing, a disturbance erupted in the courtroom when one of the defendants attempted self-immolation.
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