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Aug 19, 2016
This week’s theme
Words related to food

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jambalaya
farraginous
kool-aid
ragout
immolate

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with Anu Garg

immolate

PRONUNCIATION:
(IM-uh-layt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To kill or sacrifice, especially by burning.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin immolare (to sprinkle, to sprinkle with meal before sacrificing), from in- (into) + mola (meal). Earliest documented use: 1548.

USAGE:
“Aline’s burning jealousy threatens to immolate all of them.”
Chris Knight; Misters Write; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Jul 1, 2016.

See more usage examples of immolate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. -Robert Southey, poet (1774-1843)

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