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  • n. The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
  • n. That which is immolated; a sacrifice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.
  • n. That which is immolated; a sacrifice.
  • n. Destruction by fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated.
  • n. A sacrificial offering; a sacrifice.
  • n. The title of the eucharistic preface in the Gallican liturgy: so called because it is an introduction to the sacrifice of the mass. See preface, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. killing or offering as a sacrifice

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  • The reason for His self-immolation is not presented, but the isolation of the deity from his domain and the prolonged nature of His suicide would suggest a supreme being that fell drastically out of touch with those who once worshipped Him.

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  • Updates, 4/9: "You end by admiring Boyle and Garland's powered-up determination to push through the 'space' we know - that darkness where no one can hear you scream - into a space where light riots, sound cataracts, sensation spins, and each human, eyeballing the spectre of immolation, is forced into a last showdown with himself," writes Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times.

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  • The immolation is the conclusion or consummation of the act of sacrifice.

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  • Most suicides in these largely rural provinces take the form of self-immolation, which is viewed as the most extreme way for women to express protest.

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  • Granted, the primary motivation behind such living of obedience is the ideal of total "immolation" of oneself for the love of Christ as embodied in the relentless living of all norms and indications of the superiors.

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  • This "immolation" of intellect and will is at the heart of the "holocaust" that the Legionary is invited to live for love of Christ and the Church.

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