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  Words related to mortification

Related / Similar Words: humiliation, chagrin, necrosis, gangrene, sphacelus

 

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

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    Hyponyms: myonecrosis

     

    Derivational Morphology: mortify, subdue, cricify, humiliate, chagrin, humble, abase, necrose, gangrene, sphacelate

     

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