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self–immolation

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noun self–im·mo·la·tion \ˌself-ˌi-mə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of self–immolation

  1. :  a deliberate and willing sacrifice of oneself often by fire

self–immolate play \-ˈi-mə-ˌlāt\ verb


1799

First Known Use of self–immolation

1799


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