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Definitions of mortification:
  • noun:   (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
  • noun:   an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
  • noun:   the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  • noun:   strong feelings of embarrassment

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