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Crucifixion

Cru`ci`fix´ion   Pronunciation: kr?`s?-f?k´sh?n
n.1.The act of nailing or fastening a person to a cross, for the purpose of putting him to death; the use of the cross as a method of capital punishment.
2.The state of one who is nailed or fastened to a cross; death upon a cross.
3.Intense suffering or affliction; painful trial.
Noun1.crucifixion - 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.Crucifixion - the death of Jesus on the cross
3.crucifixion - the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
Synonyms: excruciation
agony, anguish, atrocious pain, beheading, burning, capital punishment, clawing, cruciation, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, electrocution, excruciation, execution, fusillade, garrote, gassing, hanging, hell, hell upon earth, hemlock, holocaust, horror, judicial murder, laceration, lancination, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, necktie party, nightmare, passion, persecution, poisoning, purgatory, rack, shooting, stoning, strangling, strangulation, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope, torment, torture
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