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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mor·ti·fi·ca·tion /ˌmɔrtəfəˈkeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mor·ti·fi·ca·tion /ˌmɔrtəfəˈkeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·ti·fi·ca·tion n.
 1. The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified; especially: (a) Med. The death of one part of an animal body, while the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some part of a living animal; gangrene. --Dunglison. (b) Alchem. & Old Chem. Destruction of active qualities; neutralization. [Obs.] --Bacon. (c) Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance, abstinence, or painful severities inflicted on the body.
    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.
 Syn: -- Chagrin; vexation; shame. See Chagrin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: strong feelings of embarrassment [syn: chagrin, humiliation]
      2: the localized death of living cells (as from infection or
         the interruption of blood supply) [syn: necrosis, gangrene,
      3: an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or
         self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after
         another" [syn: humiliation]
      4: (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh
         by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or
         discomfort inflicted on yourself)