self-immolation
noun Date: 1799 a deliberate and willing sacrifice of oneself often by fire • self-immolate verb

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  • self-immolation — /self im euh lay sheuhn/, n. voluntary sacrifice or denial of oneself, as for an ideal or another person. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-immolation — self′ immola′tion n. voluntary sacrifice of oneself • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-immolation — Synonyms and related words: altruism, blazing, blistering, branding, burning, burnt offering, calcination, car of Jagannath, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, cineration, collection, combustion, commitment, concremation, consecration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-immolation — /sɛlf ɪməˈleɪʃən/ (say self imuh layshuhn) noun immolation of oneself …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-immolation — noun The act of setting oneself on fire, especially as a form of protest …   Wiktionary

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