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glorification

[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/
noun
1.
a glorified or more splendid form of something.
2.
the act of glorifying.
3.
the state of being glorified.
4.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
deglorification, noun
reglorification, noun
self-glorification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-glorification

glorification

/ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
2.
(informal) an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
3.
(Brit, informal) a celebration
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Word Origin and History for self-glorification
n.

1826, from self- + glorification.

glorification

n.

mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, "action of refining; state of being refined," from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.

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