mortification

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a lowering in or deprivation of character or self-esteem

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strong feelings of embarrassment

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the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

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

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Flesh and the mortification of the flesh are reunited at last.
From the medieval period on, he declared, the ghettoized Jews of Europe had been forced to practice an unnatural mortification of the flesh, and the result was an entire repertory of daily humiliations that could be remedied only by a physical rehabilitation that would reclaim Jewish personalities as well as Jewish bodies from their inferior status vis-a-vis other European males.
As the originals told stories of men who entered the wilderness in search of enlightenment and the mortification of the flesh, Hicks--Jenkins felt there are parallels with post-industrialWales.
There are areas of Asia in which the conditions of human life are so painful that training in the mortification of the flesh and in the suppression of the senses may well serve as a survival-mechanism.