immolation

[ im-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪm əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of immolating.
the state of being immolated.
a sacrifice.

Nearby words

  1. immoderation,
  2. immodest,
  3. immodesty,
  4. immokalee,
  5. immolate,
  6. immoral,
  7. immoralism,
  8. immoralist,
  9. immorality,
  10. immoralize

Origin of immolation

1525–35; < Latin immolātiōn- (stem of immolātiō) offering, sacrifice. See immolate, -ion

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Word Origin and History for immolation

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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