mortification

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mortification (plural mortifications)

  1. The act of mortifying.
  2. A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.
  3. (medicine) The death of part of the body.

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