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mortifications (Christianity)

mortifications is a plural form of mortification

mortification (Christianity)

Definition:

the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

mortify

Plural:

mortifications

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"mortifying the flesh", from Late Latin mortificationem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of mortifications...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

mortification | gangrene [sense-specific] | humiliation [synonym, sense-specific]

a feeling of loss of prestige or self-respect; humiliation | something causing this | [Christianity] the practice of mortifying the senses | another ... (20 of 392 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mortification

Merriam-Webster:

mortification | necrosis [synonym, sense-specific] | gangrene [synonym, sense-specific] | abashment [synonym, sense-specific] | confusion [synonym, sense-specific] | discomfiture [synonym, sense-specific] | disconcertment [synonym, sense-specific] | fluster [synonym, sense-specific] | embarrassment [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the subjection and denial of bodily passions and appetites by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomfort | "necrosis", "gangrene" | a sense of ... (21 of 114 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mortification

Wikipedia:

Mortification [disambiguation]

can refer to: Mortification (theology), theological doctrine | Mortification of the flesh, religious practice of corporal mortification | Mortification of self, personality disruption experienced by individuals in a total institution or settings with ... (31 of 98 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mortification

Random House Dictionary:

mortification

a feeling of humiliation or shame, as through some injury to one's pride or self-respect. | a cause or source of such humiliation or shame. | the ... (25 of 65 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mortification

Oxford Dictionary:

mortification

great embarrassment and shame | the action of subduing one's bodily desires (11 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mortification

New World Dictionary:

mortification

a mortifying or being mortified; specifically, ; the control of physical ... | something causing shame, humiliation, etc. | "gangrene" (18 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mortification

American Heritage Dictionary:

mortification

A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride. | Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation. | ... (20 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mortification

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mortification [uncountable, formal]

a feeling of being extremely embarrassed or ashamed (8 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mortification

Wiktionary:

mortification | mortifications [plural]

The act of mortifying. | A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment. | [medicine] The death of part of the body. (19 of 31 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mortification

Cambridge Dictionary:

mortification

a feeling of being very embarrassed (6 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mortification

Encarta Dictionary:

mortification | mortifications [plural]

deep shame and humiliation | something that causes a feeling of deep shame and humiliation | the use of self-imposed discipline, hardship, abstinence ... (21 of 113 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631304​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

mortification

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "mortifying the flesh", from Late Latin mortificationem (nominative mortificatio), from past participle of mortificare. Sense of ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=mortification

New World Dictionary:

mortification

Origin: Middle English mortificacioun from ecclesiastical Late Latin mortificatio from past participle of mortificare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mortification

Encarta Dictionary:

mortification | mortifications [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from late Latin mortification- "destruction" from Latin mortificat- past participle of mortificare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631304​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

mortification | mortifications [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mortification"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mortification

Collins Dictionary:

mortification

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mortification"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mortification

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mortification [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mortification"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mortification

Macmillan American Dictionary:

mortification [uncountable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mortification"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/mortification

Cambridge Dictionary:

mortification

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "mortification"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "mortification"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mortification

the Free Dictionary:

mortification

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mortification"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mortification"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mortification" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

mortification | mortifications [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mortification"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mortification

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mortification"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mortif​01 word=mortification

YourDictionary Audio:

mortification

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mortification" by speech synthesizer

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