Definition of immolate
1 : to offer in sacrifice; especially : to kill as a sacrificial victim
2 : to kill or destroy often by fire
immolatorplay \ˈi-mə-ˌlā-tər\ noun
Examples of immolate in a Sentence
a man who immolated himself as an act of protest
a ceremony in which they immolated their cherished possessions so that the gods would send rain
Recent Examples of immolate from the Web
The self-immolating Trump probably can't help himself.
In 2015 when Bernie Sanders self-immolated on stage in the face of Black Lives Matter protesters did his supporters re-tool a message for black millennials?
House Republicans immolated themselves over health care last week, and now Democrats are hoping the Senate GOP will perform its own kamikaze turn over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Really feels like this guy wants to immolatehimself and everybody around him.
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Origin and Etymology of immolate
IMMOLATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immolate for English Language Learners
: to kill or destroy (someone or something) by fire
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