mortification
Noun

mortification

  1. The act of mortifying.
  2. A sensation of extreme shame or embarrassment.
  3. (medicine) The death of part of the body.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 5
      And then there's the fever and the mortification—if it took bad ways he'd quickly be gone.
  4. A bringing under of the passions and appetites by a severe or strict manner of living.
  5. (legal, Scotland) A bequest to a charitable institution.
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