This is my first Word Wednesday. Each Wednesday I will have a new word to discuss.
immolate \IM-uh-layt\, transitive verb:
1. To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill as a sacrificial victim.2. To kill or destroy, often by fire. (Dictionary.com)
This word really gives me the creeps. On so many levels. The whole idea of being burned to death is bad enough. I’m married to a firefighter so many burning is the worst death possible. He can’t even stand when the fireplace smells like burnt wood.
And to do that to another human being. Well I cannot imagine.
I find this word, even under the second definition, has strong connotations. Destroy is a powerful word.
So my assignment for you is to use immolate in a sentence.