immolation

noun
im·​mo·​la·​tion | \ ˌi-mə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of immolation

1 : the act of immolating : the state of being immolated
2 : something that is immolated

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Synonyms for immolation

Synonyms

offering, sacrifice, victim

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Examples of immolation in a Sentence

the blood-drenched immolations that the ancient Aztecs annually offered by the thousands

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In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018 Journalist Abderrazak Zorgui posted a video online before his self-immolation in the struggling provincial city of Kasserine describing his desperation and calling for revolt. Bouazza Ben Bouazza, The Seattle Times, "Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire," 26 Dec. 2018 In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018 At this point in Star’s career, attacking him, as Zamora did with the photo, was an act self-immolation. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Laura Lee, Jeffree Star, and the racism scandal upending the YouTube beauty community, explained," 28 Aug. 2018 In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018 In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018 In fact, a lawyer had recently set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (as a statement against fossil fuel use), and the incident led to a teachable classroom moment about the tradition and culture of self-immolation. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "How College Courses on Happiness and Humiliation Became the Hottest Trend on Campus," 11 July 2018 Motives for the self-immolation are unclear Sunday. Fox News, "Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of immolation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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