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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.


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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