mortification

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From Middle French mortification, from Old French, from Latin mortificatio.

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mortification (countable and uncountable, plural mortifications)

  1. The act of mortifying.
  2. A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment.
  3. (medicine) The death of part of the body.
  4. A bringing under of the passions and appetites by a severe or strict manner of living.
  5. (law, Scotland) A bequest to a charitable institution.

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Noun[edit]

mortification f (plural mortifications)

  1. mortification