Mortification meaning

môrtə-fĭ-kāshən
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Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially when undertaken for religious reasons.
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A mortifying or being mortified.
  • The control of physical desires and passions by self-denial, fasting, etc.
  • Shame, humiliation, etc.; loss of self-respect.
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Mortification is the feeling of humiliation or wounded pride, or something that causes such feelings.

An example of a mortification is having your pants split open while on a stage.

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Something causing shame, humiliation, etc.
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Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.
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The act of mortifying.
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A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment.
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(medicine) The death of part of the body.
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A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
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Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.
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