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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
References in classic literature ?
The chief having died a few days before our travellers appeared, his sudden death was attributed to the missionary, and the tribe resolved to immolate him.
But as they regarded the fatal accuracy of an aim which had dared to immolate an enemy at so much hazard to a friend, the name of "La Longue Carabine" burst simultaneously from every lip, and was succeeded by a wild and a sort of plaintive howl.
That, he had been the prisoner's friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.
It is the doctrine of eternal constancy, so dimly understood in the Western world, which bids the young wife immolate herself on her husband's tomb rather than marry again, and makes the whole world seem too small for the stricken Emperor with all the youth and beauty of China to command.
With a delicacy and consideration, that proved how much the generous qualities of the youth had touched the feelings of his people, a bow, a lance, and a quiver, were thrown across the animal, which it had been intended to immolate on the grave of the young brave; a species of care that would have superseded the necessity for the pious duty that the trapper had pledged himself to perform.
What have I gained, that I no longer immolate a bull to Jove or to Neptune, or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic Judgment-day,--if I quake at opinion, the public opinion, as we call it; or at the threat of assault, or contumely, or bad neighbors, or poverty, or mutilation, or at the rumor of revolution, or of murder?
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He said: "Her one and only intention in setting the fire was to immolate herself.
Moths storm the screen longing to immolate themselves, plaster their frail dust against the single bulb.