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tr.v. im·mo·lat·ed, im·mo·lat·ing, im·mo·lates
1. To kill (an animal, for instance) as a religious sacrifice.
2. To kill, especially by fire: "[The soldiers] are crushed under rocks, pierced by bullets, immolated by flamethrowers" (A.O. Scott).

[Latin immolāre, immolāt-, to sacrifice, sprinkle with sacrificial meal : in-, on; see in-2 + mola, meal, millstone; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

im′mo·la′tion n.
im′mo·la′tor n.


vb (tr)
1. to kill or offer as a sacrifice, esp by fire
2. literary to sacrifice (something highly valued)
[C16: from Latin immolāre to sprinkle an offering with sacrificial meal, sacrifice, from im- (in) + mola spelt grain; see mill1]
ˌimmoˈlation n
ˈimmoˌlator n


(ˈɪm əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to sacrifice.
2. to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offer in sacrifice.
3. to destroy by fire.
[1540–50; < Latin immolātus, past participle of immolāre to sprinkle with meal prior to sacrificing, sacrifice =im- im-1 + mola sacrificial barley cake, literally, millstone; see mill1]
im′mo•la`tor, n.


Past participle: immolated
Gerund: immolating

I immolate
you immolate
he/she/it immolates
we immolate
you immolate
they immolate
I immolated
you immolated
he/she/it immolated
we immolated
you immolated
they immolated
Present Continuous
I am immolating
you are immolating
he/she/it is immolating
we are immolating
you are immolating
they are immolating
Present Perfect
I have immolated
you have immolated
he/she/it has immolated
we have immolated
you have immolated
they have immolated
Past Continuous
I was immolating
you were immolating
he/she/it was immolating
we were immolating
you were immolating
they were immolating
Past Perfect
I had immolated
you had immolated
he/she/it had immolated
we had immolated
you had immolated
they had immolated
I will immolate
you will immolate
he/she/it will immolate
we will immolate
you will immolate
they will immolate
Future Perfect
I will have immolated
you will have immolated
he/she/it will have immolated
we will have immolated
you will have immolated
they will have immolated
Future Continuous
I will be immolating
you will be immolating
he/she/it will be immolating
we will be immolating
you will be immolating
they will be immolating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been immolating
you have been immolating
he/she/it has been immolating
we have been immolating
you have been immolating
they have been immolating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been immolating
you will have been immolating
he/she/it will have been immolating
we will have been immolating
you will have been immolating
they will have been immolating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been immolating
you had been immolating
he/she/it had been immolating
we had been immolating
you had been immolating
they had been immolating
I would immolate
you would immolate
he/she/it would immolate
we would immolate
you would immolate
they would immolate
Past Conditional
I would have immolated
you would have immolated
he/she/it would have immolated
we would have immolated
you would have immolated
they would have immolated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.immolate - offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction; "The Aztecs immolated human victims"; "immolate the valuables at the temple"
sacrifice - make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals


To offer as a sacrifice:


[ˈɪməʊleɪt] VTinmolar


vt (liter)opfern, zum Opfer bringen
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