Immolate

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 grain.] 1. To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim.
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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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2. To destroy by fire.
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