Definition of immolation in US English:

immolation

noun

  • See immolate

    • ‘The chaff that we most eagerly await the destruction of is the destruction of our own chaff, the immolation of that part of us that keeps us from seeing and following God as he truly is.’
    • ‘Both see morally mandated personal development as a form of self-destruction, an immolation of one's desires and impulses for the sake of something extrinsic to the self.’
    • ‘No-one was ever convicted for these deaths by immolation.’
    • ‘For the point of Christian martyrdom is not merely the immolation and glorification of individual bodies but the sustenance of a social body, the body of Christ.’
    • ‘Female infanticide was common, and the practice of sati, the immolation of the wife on her husband's funeral pyre, was encouraged, sometimes even forced.’

Pronunciation

immolation

/ˌɪməˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ˌiməˈlāSH(ə)n/