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Mortification

Definition

[n] (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
[n] an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
[n] strong feelings of embarrassment
[n] the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

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