A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment. (noun)
The death of part of the body. (noun)
Examples of word mortification
Page 50 modification of structure occurs, to which the term mortification is applied.
GALLAGHER: Well, self-flagellation is an extreme form of self - denial, what they call mortification, and which, in fact, is not unknown to the Catholic religion, or indeed other religions that practice self-denial and that encourage self-denial, sacrifice, for one's own good.
And then, but that half a dozen at once endeavoured to keep down her violent hands, would she have beaten herself; as it seems she had often attempted to do from the time the surgeon popt out the word mortification to her.
This treatment was called mortification or faisandage after the pheasant, faisan, and had two purposes: it tenderized the meat, and further heightened its â€œwildâ€ flavor.
This performance he called a mortification of his frame; but when this sly churchman slipped up and put on his capote again, his thin visage bore the same gratified lines which may be seen on the face of a child making mud pies.