immolate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin immolō (I sacrifice) (past participle immolātus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪm.əʊ.leɪt/, /ˈɪm.ə.leɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪm.ə.leɪt/

Verb[edit]

immolate (third-person singular simple present immolates, present participle immolating, simple past and past participle immolated)

  1. 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.
  2. To destroy, especially by fire.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 19:
      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.


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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [im.moˈlaː.t̪e], /immoˈlate/

Verb[edit]

immolate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of immolare
  2. second-person plural imperative of immolare
  3. feminine plural of immolato

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immolāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of immolātus