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deification

[dee-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌdi ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of deifying.
2.
the state of being deified.
3.
the result of deifying:
Their gods were deifications of their ancient kings.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English deificacion < Late Latin deificātiōn- (stem of deificātiō), equivalent to deificāt(us) (past participle of deificāre; deific(us) deific + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
hyperdeification, noun
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  • The de-deification of western culture is our task for the next five hundred years.
  • The main symptom of this, prominently displayed on the billboard, is a deification of mathematics.
  • The primal father of the horde was not yet immortal, as he later became by deification.
  • Never understood the near deification people grant him.
  • The earliest interments in the house were probably designated for deification as ancestral gods for the next generations.
British Dictionary definitions for deification

deification

/ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌdeɪ-/
noun
1.
the act or process of exalting to the position of a god
2.
the state or condition of being deified
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Word Origin and History for deification
n.

late 14c., from Late Latin deificationem (nominative deificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deificare (see deify).

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