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Definition 1: (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself) - [noun denoting act]

(mortification is a kind of ...) the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

(mortification belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 2: an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect - [noun denoting event]

Samples where mortification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to undergo one humiliation after another

Synonyms for mortification in the sense of this definition

(mortification is a kind of ...) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Definition 3: strong feelings of embarrassment - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for mortification in the sense of this definition

(mortification is a kind of ...) the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

Definition 4: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for mortification in the sense of this definition

(mortification is a kind of ...) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism

"the animal died a painful death"

(... is a kind of mortification ) localized death of muscle cell fibers

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