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
Really feels like this guy wants to immolatehimself and everybody around him.
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Origin and Etymology of immolate
Latin immolatus, past participle of immolare to sprinkle with meal before sacrificing, sacrifice, from in- + mola sacrificial barley cake, literally, millstone; akin to Latin molere to grind — more at meal
First Known Use: 15th century
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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