noun. ['ˈmɔrtəfˌkeɪʃən'] strong feelings of embarrassment.
noun. voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing.
noun. ['ˈmɔrtəfˌkeɪʃən'] an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect.
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noun. ['ˈmɔrtəfˌkeɪʃən'] (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. ['ˈmɔrtəfˌkeɪʃən'] the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).
Example sentences of the word mortification
1. Noun, singular or mass
Your stomach churns with mortification and feels like it's going to drop straight down to your feet.