Mortification

Definition of Mortification

Mor`ti`fi`ca´tion
n.1.(Med.) The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified
The mortification of our lusts has something in it that is troublesome, yet nothing that is unreasonable.
- Tillotson.
2.Deep humiliation or shame, from a loss of pride; painful embarassment, usually arising from exposure of a mistake; chagrin; vexation.
3.That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.
It is one of the vexatious mortifications of a studious man to have his thoughts discovered by a tedious visit.
- L'Estrange.
4.(Scots Law) A gift to some charitable or religious institution; - nearly synonymous with mortmain.

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Albigensianism, Catharism, Day of Atonement, Franciscanism, Sabbatarianism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, Yom Kippur, abasement, abashment, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, austerity, awkwardness, caries, carrion, chagrin, cold purgatorial fires, comedown, confusion, debasement, decay, decomposition, deflation, descent, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, discountenance, disgrace, distress, disturbance, dry gangrene, dry rot, dump, embarrassment, eremitism, fasting, flagellation, foulness, gangrene, gas gangrene, hair shirt, hangdog look, humbled pride, humiliation, letdown, lustration, maceration, mendicantism, moist gangrene, monachism, monasticism, necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, penance, penitence, penitential act, penitential exercise, purgation, purgatory, puritanism, put-down, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, repentance, rigor, rot, rottenness, sackcloth and ashes, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-diminishment, self-mortification, setdown, shame, shamefacedness, shamefastness, slough, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoilage, tooth decay, voluntary poverty
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