mortification of the flesh Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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mortification of the flesh

punishment of yourself, ​especially by ​hittingyourbody with a whip, usually done for ​religiousreasons
(Definition of mortification of the flesh from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mortification of the flesh”
in Chinese (Simplified) 苦修(尤指通过鞭打自己身体进行自我惩罚)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 苦修(尤指透過鞭打自己施行自我懲罰)…
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“mortification of the flesh” in British English

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