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mortification meaning and definition

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Definition of mortification (noun)

  1. strong feelings of embarrassment
  2. the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  3. an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
    • "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
    • synonyms: humiliation
  4. (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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