immolation [,iməu'leiʃən] n.祭物；宰杀。拉丁词根mol-表示磨，与日耳曼词源的单词mill n.磨坊同源。罗马人举行祭祀时，在研磨过的小麦粉中加入盐，然后由祭司洒在祭品（比如牛羊猪）头上后再开始屠宰。如果某个政治或信仰观点很固执之人决心用比如自焚的形式把自己献祭，那就是self-immolation。
古德猫宁! Refugee workers 'encourage' self harm and immolation, says Australian minister via Yahoo News Digest ORefugee workers 'encourage' self harm and immolation, says Australian minister
Refugee workers 'encourage' self harm and immolation, says Australian minister Australia's immigration minister has accused refugee advocates of "encouraging" asylum seekers to set themselves on fire so they can get into the country. Peter Dutton said those who attempt suicide in offshore detention centres will not persuade the Australian government to change its border protection policies. Officials claim a 21-year-old Somali woman is in a critical condition in an Australian hospital after she set herself alight at a camp on the South Pacific island of Nauru. Refugee Action Coalition spokesman Ian Rintoul said that the woman, who he named as Hadon or Hodan, had suffered head injuries in November and last week had been among three asylum seekers who had been taken from recuperation in a Brisbane detention centre and flown back to Nauru, off the islands of Papua New Guinea.