self-immolation

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self-immolation

[self-im-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
voluntary sacrifice or denial of oneself, as for an ideal or another person.

Origin:
1810–20

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self-immolation
 
n
the act or an instance of setting fire to oneself

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Example sentences
He knew it was a strategy with a high risk of 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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