[ glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr- ]
/ ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr- /


a glorified or more splendid form of something.
the act of glorifying.
the state of being glorified.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.

Origin of glorification

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related formsde·glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounre·glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounself-glo·ri·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glorification


/ (ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /


the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
informal an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
British informal a celebration
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Word Origin and History for glorification



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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