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immolate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪm.ə.leɪt/ formal us  
to kill yourself or someone else, or to destroy something, usually by burning, in a formal ceremony
immolation
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
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