to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offer in sacrifice.
to destroy by fire.
- im·mo·la·tor, noun
- un·im·mo·lat·ed, adjective
- emulate, immolate
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How to use immolate in a sentence
As their ability to immolate tin improved, the process produced more debris than the hydrogen could clean up.
They built multiple fires inside the Capitol, immolating the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the splendid chambers of the House and Senate.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But no one expected him to self-immolate in less than a week.
A people that continually provoke me to anger before my face, that immolate in gardens, and sacrifice upon bricks.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
It will not be the first time that humanity has preferred to immolate a god rather than admit its own guilt.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
After having sacrificed her husband to her mother, Mme. Fauvel was about to immolate her husband and children for Raoul.File No. 113 | Emile Gaboriau
And for thee, Glaucus, are there not enough Achaeans, that thou mayest immolate whom thou wishest?The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller
She spurns the doctrine that it is woman's position to abnegate and to immolate herself.The Salamander | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for immolate
to kill or offer as a sacrifice, esp by fire
literary to sacrifice (something highly valued)
- immolation, noun
- immolator, noun
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