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English noun: mortification

1. mortification (feeling) strong feelings of embarrassment


Synonymschagrin, humiliation


Broader (hypernym)embarrassment

2. mortification (phenomenon) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)


Synonymsgangrene, necrosis, sphacelus


Broader (hypernym)death


Narrower (hyponym)myonecrosis

3. mortification (event) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect


SamplesHe had to undergo one humiliation after another.


Synonymshumiliation


Broader (hypernym)case, example, instance

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


Broader (hypernym)self-control, self-denial, self-discipline


Domain categoryChristian religion, Christianity









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