from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Want of mortification or subjection of the passions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Failure to mortify the passions.
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- noun Failure to
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Delicate and excessive attention to health nourishes self-love and immortification,  and often destroys that health which it studies anxiously to preserve.
With the greatest difficulty he was induced during the last years of his life to have a fire in his room and to use an extra coverlet, though he reproached himself bitterly in his last conferences to the Mission Priests and the Sisters of Charity "for this immortification."
Our saint says of him, "The very sight of his humility stifled my pride, and made me blush at the immortification of my looks.