Definition of mortification in English:

mortification

Line breaks: mor¦ti¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
2The action of subduing one’s bodily desires: mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions

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