self-immolation

noun
self-im·​mo·​la·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌi-mə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce self-immolation (audio) \

Definition of self-immolation

: a deliberate and willing sacrifice of oneself often by fire

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self-immolate \ ˌself-​ˈi-​mə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce self-immolation (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of self-immolation

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-immolation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-immolation. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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