Immolate



[im-uh-leyt] /ˈɪm əˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), immolated, immolating.
1.
to sacrifice.
2.
to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offer in sacrifice.
3.
to destroy by fire.
/ˈɪməʊˌleɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to kill or offer as a sacrifice, esp by fire
2.
(literary) to sacrifice (something highly valued)
v.

1540s, “to sacrifice, kill as a victim,” from Latin immolatus, past participle of immolare “to sacrifice,” originally “to sprinkle with sacrificial meal,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + mola (salsa) “(sacrificial) meal,” related to molere “to grind” (see mallet). Related: Immolated; immolating.

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