Definitions of mortification

  1. the localized death of living cells ( as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  2. an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self- respect; " he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
  3. ( Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self- denial and privation ( especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
  4. The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified
  5. The death of one part of an animal body, while the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some part of a living animal; gangrene.
  6. Destruction of active qualities; neutralization.
  7. That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.
  8. A gift to some charitable or religious institution; - nearly synonymous with mortmain.
  9. The act of humbling or depressing; the dath of one part of an animal body while the rest continues to live; a condition called gangrene; the subduing of the passions and appetites by self- denial; humiliation, or its cause; vexation.
  10. Act of mortifying or state of being mortified: the death of one part of an animal body: subjection of the passions and appetites by bodily severities: humiliation: vexation: that which mortifies or vexes: ( Scotch law) a bequest to some institution.
  11. Loss of vitality; humiliation; ascetic austerities.
  12. The state of being mortified; death of one part of a living body.
  13. That which mortifies.
  14. Act of mortifying; a mortified state; the death of one part of an animal body, while the rest is alive; gangrene; the act of subduing the passions and appetites by penance or abstinence; humiliation or vexation; disposition of land; land given or a bequest for charitable or public uses; anything mortifying.
  15. Humiliation; vexation; depression by disappointment; subjection of the passions; the death of a part of a living body.
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