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English definition of “immolate”

immolate

verb [T]     /ˈɪm.ə.leɪt/ formal
to kill yourself or someone else , or to destroy something, usually by burning , in a formal ceremony KillingMurder and attempted murderBurning, burnt and on fire immolation     /ˌɪm.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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