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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 man he sacrificed to his ambition, that innocent victim immolated on the altar of his father's faults, appeared to him pale and threatening, leading his affianced bride by the hand, and bringing with him remorse, not such as the ancients figured, furious and terrible, but that slow and consuming agony whose pangs are intensified from hour to hour up to the very moment of death.
And over bones and logs of immolated men and gods they bore him, past the horrors of other immolated ones that yet lived, to the three-king- post tripod and the huge king-post striker.
That still so noble and imposing figure, ravaged by pain, pleaded in his heart the cause of the famous queen who had immolated a child to reasons of state.
Rome's police were dispatched to the Colosseum area, located in the middle of the city where three effigies draped in Roma t-shirts of Daniele De Rossi, Radja Nainggolan and Mohamed Salah were hung as if they have been immolated, and were accompanied with a banner which read "A warning without offence.
It won't feel like our family before he was immolated,
AFTER a girl immolated herself on being teased on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday suspended Hamirpur Superintendent of Police Dinesh Pal Singh for ordering police to open fire on protesters demanding registration of FIR against the accused who abetted her suicide.
It is worth noting that the Arab spring was sparked off in Tunisia, when a fruit seller immolated himself to protest against the corruption of a decades old authoritarian government.
A person immolated herself near the security checkpoint of the Parliament building on January 31, MP Saidulla Nishanov (Ata Meken) said.
Or love is beauteously dead in another country, scorched into history, lovers immolated in a sunrise of their own cooperation, each wed to the hand that holds them.
Last Tuesday Jacko carbonised a cake intended for the Elite Racing Club, while two days later James and son Tom went hungry after the latter immolated their supper.
Many poorly housed immolated themselves by fire or attempted or threatened to do since January after riots against the cost of living which left five dead and over 800 injured.
He said Chinese security forces have locked down the monastery since March 16 when a young monk immolated himself in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.