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CRUCIFIXION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Crucifixion mean? 

CRUCIFIXION (noun)
  The noun CRUCIFIXION has 3 senses:

1. the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
2. the death of Jesus on the cross
3. the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering

  Familiarity information: CRUCIFIXION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUCIFIXION (noun)


Sense 1crucifixion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("crucifixion" is a kind of...):

capital punishment; death penalty; executing; execution (putting a condemned person to death)


Sense 2Crucifixion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The death of Jesus on the cross

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Instance hypernyms:

death; decease; expiry (the event of dying or departure from life)


Sense 3crucifixion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excruciation; crucifixion

Hypernyms ("crucifixion" is a kind of...):

torture; torturing (the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason)


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