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mortification   (Sound)

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〔 ˏmɒrtәfәˋkeʃәn 〕


〔 ˏmɒːtifiˊkeiʃәn 〕

Overview of noun mortification

The noun mortification has 4 senses

  • chagrin, humiliation, mortification -- (strong feelings of embarrassment)

  • necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus -- (the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply))

  • humiliation, mortification -- (an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another")

  • mortification -- ((Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself))