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Noun: mortification  ,mor-ti-fi'key-shun
  1. Strong feelings of embarrassment
    - chagrin, humiliation
  2. The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    - necrosis, gangrene, sphacelus
  3. An instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
    "he had to undergo one mortification after another";
    - 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)

Derived forms: mortifications

Type of: case, death, embarrassment, example, instance, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline

Encyclopedia: Mortification