self-immolation

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

Definition of self-immolation

: a deliberate and willing sacrifice of oneself often by fire

self-immolate

play \ˌself-ˈi-mə-ˌlāt\ verb

First Known Use of self-immolation

1799

in the meaning defined above

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