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self-immolation

[self-im-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌɪm əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
voluntary sacrifice or denial of oneself, as for an ideal or another person.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for self-immolation

self-immolation

noun
1.
the act or an instance of setting fire to oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-immolation
n.

also self immolation, 1817, from self- + immolation.

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