Definition of mortification in English:

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mortification

Pronunciation: /ˌmôrdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/

noun

1Great embarrassment and shame: they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt
2The action of subduing one’s bodily desires: mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions

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Syllabification: mor·ti·fi·ca·tion

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