burnt offering

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burnt offering (plural burnt offerings)

  1. (biblical, religion) A slaughtered animal offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin.
  2. (by extension) Any sacrifice to a deity or deities, or to the deceased in such a way.
  3. (humorous) Overcooked food.