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Meaning of IMMOLATE

Pronunciation:  'imu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction; "The Aztecs immolated human victims"; "immolate the valuables at the temple"

IMMOLATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: sacrifice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im"mo*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Immolated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Immolating}.] [L. immolatus, p. p. of immolare to
sacrifice, orig., to sprinkle a victim with sacrifical meal;
pref. im- in + mola grits or grains of spelt coarsely ground
and mixed with salt; also, mill. See {Molar}, {Meal} ground
To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a
sacrificial victim.

      Worshipers, who not only immolate to them [the deities]
      the lives of men, but . . . the virtue and honor of
      women.                                   --Boyle.

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