immolate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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