HyperDic: mortification

English > 4 senses of the word mortification:
NOUNfeelingmortification, chagrin, humiliationstrong feelings of embarrassment
phenomenonmortification, necrosis, gangrene, sphacelusthe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
eventmortification, humiliationan instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
actmortification(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
English > mortification: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningStrong feelings of embarrassment.
Synonymschagrin, humiliation
BroaderembarrassmentThe shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
Spanishdesazón, disgusto, humillación, mortificación, zaherimiento
Catalandisgust, humiliació, pena
Verbsmortifycause to feel shame
English > mortification: 4 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).
Synonymsnecrosis, gangrene, sphacelus
Narrowermyonecrosislocalized death of muscle cell fibers
BroaderdeathThe permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
Spanishgangrena, necrosis
Catalangangrena, necrosi
Verbsmortifyundergo necrosis
English > mortification: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect.
Synonymhumiliation
Broadercase, instance, exampleAn occurrence of something
Verbsmortifycause to feel shame
English > mortification: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself).
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Broaderself-denial, self-discipline, self-controlThe act of denying yourself
Verbsmortifyhold within limits and control
mortifypractice self-denial of one's body and appetites

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