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    mortification - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mortification

    (noun) strong feelings of embarrassment
    Synonyms : chagrin , humiliation
    (noun) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    Synonyms : gangrene , necrosis , sphacelus
    (noun) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
    Synonyms : humiliation
    Example Sentence
    • he had to undergo one humiliation after another
    (noun) (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
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