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- To kill as a sacrifice.
- 1978, A.S. Byatt, The Virgin in the Garden:
- A secular style, a new beginning after the iconoclastic excesses under young Edward VI, when angels, Mothers and Children had flared and crackled in the streets, immolated to a logical absolute God who disliked images.
- To kill or destroy, especially by fire.
- 1847 January – 1848 July, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 19, in Vanity Fair […], London: Bradbury and Evans […], published 1848, →OCLC:
- She imparted these stories gradually to Miss Crawley; gave her the whole benefit of them; felt it to be her bounden duty as a Christian woman and mother of a family to do so; had not the smallest remorse or compunction for the victim whom her tongue was immolating; nay, very likely thought her act was quite meritorious, and plumed herself upon her resolute manner of performing it.
kill as sacrifice
immolate f pl
- (Classical) IPA(key): /im.moˈlaː.te/, [ɪmːɔˈɫ̪äːt̪ɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /im.moˈla.te/, [imːoˈläːt̪e]