deification

[ dee-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌdi ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of deifying.
the state of being deified.
the result of deifying: Their gods were deifications of their ancient kings.

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Origin of deification

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

hy·per·de·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deification

deification

/ (ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən, ˌdeɪ-) /

noun

the act or process of exalting to the position of a god
the state or condition of being deified
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