Other than immolation... Is there one? I've asked a few of my friends, all of whom are avid readers who read 1-2 books every day. All of them say, "I think so, but I just can't think of it. It's in the back of my mind". I keep thinking it starts with either an "ex-" or a "de-". One of my friends thinks it also might start with a "de-". Any suggestions, or am I going crazy? I was sure there was something other than immolation.
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Other than immolation... Is there one?

I don't think so. http://freethesaurus.net / gives us:

Main Entry: self-immolation.
Synonyms: altruism, blazing, blistering, branding, burning, burnt offering, calcination, car of Jagannath, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, cineration, collection, combustion, commitment, concremation, consecration, cracking, cremation, cupellation, dedication, deflagration, destructive distillation, devotion, disembowelment, disinterest, disinterestedness, distillation, distilling, drink offering, ex voto offering, felo-de-se, flaming, hara-kiri, heave offering, hecatomb, holocaust, human sacrifice, humility, immolation, incense, incineration, infanticide, libation, mactation, mass suicide, modesty, oblation, offering, offertory, oxidation, oxidization, parching, peace offering, piacular offering, pyrolysis, refining, ritual suicide, sacramental offering, sacrifice, scapegoat, scorching, scorification, searing, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-destruction, self-devotion, self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-murder, self-neglect, self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice, self-subjection, selflessness, seppuku, singeing, smelting, suicide, suttee, sutteeism, thank offering, the stake, thermogenesis, unacquisitiveness, unpossessiveness, unselfishness, vesication, votive offering, whole offering
None of these comes close to being a real alternative word - but there's a few phrases that use some of those terms.

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Other than immolation... Is there one? I've asked a few of my friends, all of whom are avid readers who ... start with a "de-". Any suggestions, or am I going crazy? I was sure there was something other than immolation.

Suttee

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Other than immolation...

Suttee

That's a rather specific kind.

Odysseus
Suttee

That's a rather specific kind.

And?

John Dean
Oxford
Other than immolation... Is there one? I've asked a few of my friends, all of whom are avid readers who ... start with a "de-". Any suggestions, or am I going crazy? I was sure there was something other than immolation.

Are you thinking of "auto da fé"?
It doesn't properly mean burning at the stake, but (thanks to Voltaire and Mel Brooks, I think) it's often thought of that way.

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Other than immolation... Is there one?

In Final Fantasy XI Online, we use a skillchain called "Liquefaction" to turn our enemies into liquid fire. A "liquefacient", then, would be something that causes this liquefaction to occur.

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Word meaning "death by fire"

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Other than immolation... Is there one?

In Final Fantasy XI Online, we use a skillchain called "Liquefaction" to turn our enemies into liquid fire. A "liquefacient", then, would be something that causes this liquefaction to occur.

But liqufaction isn't fire. It's "becoming a liquid", and a "liquifacient" would be something that causes liqufaction, not something that causes fire. Games use al sorts of words loosely at best and incorrewctly at worst.
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