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English noun: crucifixion

1. crucifixion (act) the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross

Broader (hypernym)capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution

2. Crucifixion (event) the death of Jesus by crucifixion

Instance hypernymdeath, decease, expiry

3. crucifixion (act) the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering


Broader (hypernym)torture, torturing

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