Definition of mortification in English:


Syllabification: mor·ti·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmôrtəfəˈkāSHən


  • 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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