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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
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin immolātiōn- (stem of immolātiō) offering, sacrifice. See immolate, -ion
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Examples for immolation
  • 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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