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martyrdom

mar·tyr·dom

martyrdom

pronunciation:
mar tr dm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being a martyr; suffering or death that a martyr undergoes.
definition 2: extreme torment.
similar words:
agony
Word Parts
The word martyrdom contains the following part:
-dom Old English noun-forming suffix that means domain of; state of being
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The suffix -dom attaches to primarily Old English adjectives and nouns.