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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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  • Joan also watched the immolation, and she was a little angry at it.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The mystery of love, the immolation of the Holy Victim, was about to begin.

  • But if this immolation is necessary to your peace of mind, it shall be done—I owe it to you.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • That of immolation, you answer, as typifying the grand offering.

  • But nobody behaving honestly is fit to be designated for immolation on my part.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • But figures after all are an inane expression of such an immolation.

    The Song of the Rappahannock Ira Seymour Dodd
  • She emptied her blackened pieces into the flames, and motioned me to finish the immolation.

    Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
  • The Norse sources are full of tragic examples of immolation.

    Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
  • I offer you all the pleasures of life, and you call it immolation.

    Cynthia Wakeham's Money Anna Katharine Green
Word Origin and History for immolation
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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