verb (used with object), im·mo·lat·ed, im·mo·lat·ing.
Origin of immolate
Examples from the Web for immolate
He was threatening to immolate both of them when police ended a standoff by grabbing him.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lastly, President Obama should ask his counterpart what is driving young Tibetan monks and nuns to immolate themselves in protest.Obama, Don’t Let Xi Forget China’s Human Rights Record|Yang Jianli|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After sacrificing the greater animals, then we immolate the others.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
Perhaps it was her destiny to immolate herself for duty to the end.The Readjustment|Will Irwin
They went so far as to immolate their own children on the altars of evil deities, in order to appease them.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
How soon does she propose to immolate her victim on the altar of sacrifice?The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie's Terrible Secret|Mrs. Alexander McVeigh Miller
Woe to the nation that disregards it, and consents to immolate its principles to its interests!The Uprising of a Great People|Count Agnor de Gasparin
British Dictionary definitions for immolate
Word Origin for immolate
Word Origin and History for immolate
1540s, "to sacrifice, kill as a victim," from Latin immolatus, past participle of immolare "to sacrifice," originally "to sprinkle with sacrificial meal," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + mola (salsa) "(sacrificial) meal," related to molere "to grind" (see mallet). Related: Immolated; immolating.