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Definition 1: the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross - [noun denoting act]

(crucifixion is a kind of ...) putting a condemned person to death

Definition 2: the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for crucifixion in the sense of this definition

(crucifixion is a kind of ...) the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

Definition 3: the death of Jesus by crucifixion - [noun denoting event]

(crucifixion is an instance of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

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