Immolation
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Immolation

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French immolation, from Old French, from Latin immolatio.

Pronunciation

Noun

immolation (countable and uncountable, plural immolations)

  1. The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 16, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      The preposterous altruism too! [...] Resist not evil. It is an insane immolation of self--as bad intrinsically as fakirs stabbing themselves or anchorites warping their spines in caves scarcely large enough for a fair-sized dog.
  2. That which is immolated; a sacrifice.

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Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin immolatio, immolationem.

Pronunciation

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Noun

immolation f (plural immolations)

  1. immolation

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