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mor·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (môr′tə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
2. Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially when undertaken for religious reasons.
3. Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.

mortification

(ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. a feeling of loss of prestige or self-respect; humiliation
2. something causing this
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the practice of mortifying the senses
4. (Pathology) another word for gangrene

mor•ti•fi•ca•tion

(ˌmɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a feeling of humiliation or shame, as through injury to one's pride or self-respect.
2. a cause or source of such a feeling.
3. the practice of asceticism by penitential discipline to overcome desire for sin and to strengthen the will.
4. the death of one part of a live body; gangrene; necrosis.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin =mortificā(re) (see mortify) + Latin -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortification - strong feelings of embarrassmentmortification - strong feelings of embarrassment  
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
2.mortification - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)mortification - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
myonecrosis - localized death of muscle cell fibers
3.mortification - an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
case, instance, example - 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"
4.mortification - (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
self-control, self-denial, self-discipline - the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
Christian religion, Christianity - 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

mortification

noun
2. discipline, control, denial, chastening, subjugation, abasement ascetism and mortification of the flesh
3. (Medical) gangrene, corruption, festering, necrosis, putrescence He treated cases of infection, ulceration and mortification.

mortification

noun
A lowering in or deprivation of character or self-esteem:
Translations
إذْلال، مُعامَلَه مُذِلَّه
askeze
ydmygelse
önsanyargatás
niîurlæging
apspiešanapazemojums
askéza

mortification

[ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nmortificación f, humillación f, vergüenza f

mortification

n
Beschämung f; (= embarrassment)äußerste Verlegenheit; (= humiliation)Demütigung f; much to his mortification, she …er empfand es als sehr beschämend, dass sie …; (embarrassment) → es war ihm äußerst peinlich, dass sie …; (humiliation) → er empfand es als eine Schmach, dass sie …; I discovered to my mortification that I had made a mistakeich stellte zu meiner größten Verlegenheit fest, dass ich einen Fehler gemacht hatte; because of her mortification at what had happenedweil ihr das, was geschehen war, so überaus peinlich war; he felt great mortification at being rejecteder empfand es als eine Schmach or Schande, dass er nicht angenommen wurde
(Rel) → Kasteiung f
(Med) → Brand m

mortification

[ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nmortificazione f

mortify

(ˈmoː(r)tifai) verb
be/feel mortified to be/feel extremely embarrassed or humiliated: He was mortified when she slapped him.
mortifying adjective
How mortifying for you!
ˌmortifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Seeing the Unblotted Escutcheon turning black with what he supposed to be the record of his own misdeeds showing through the whitewash, the Orator fell dead of mortification.
I could only satisfy her that not so much as the shadow of disappointment or mortification rested on my mind.
I can understand your mortification at the tone in which it is written, and your distress at the manner in which this unhappy woman has interpreted the conversation that she overheard at your house.
You shall read, in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think with himself, what the pain is, if he have but his finger's end pressed, or tortured, and thereby imagine, what the pains of death are, when the whole body is corrupted, and dissolved; when many times death passeth, with less pain than the torture of a limb; for the most vital parts, are not the quickest of sense.
But when he had drunk some milk, he felt ashamed immediately at having shown his annoyance to a stranger, and he began to laugh at his hungry mortification.
Mortification set in, and they had to amputate him.
He had suffered so painfully three years before from the mortification to which his wife had subjected him that he now protected himself from the danger of its repetition, first by not being a husband to his wife, and secondly by not allowing himself to suspect.
In the course of an hour he returned laden with buffalo meat, to the great mortification of the two regular hunters, who were annoyed at being eclipsed by a greenhorn.
She had soon the mortification of seeing Mr Elliot withdraw, and no one of proper condition has since presented himself to raise even the unfounded hopes which sunk with him.
But there is in my nature a strain of asceticism, and I have subjected my flesh each week to a more severe mortification.
Henry, flushing in mortification and anger, rose to advance upon De Montfort, but suddenly recollecting the power which he represented, he thought better of whatever action he contemplated, and with a haughty sneer turned to his courtiers.
It seemed that their society was famous for its offering to Hindu missions, and several said they should die of mortification if it should be less this year.