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martyrdom

[ mahr-ter-duhm ]
/ ˈmɑr tər dəm /
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noun

the condition, sufferings, or death of a martyr.
extreme suffering; torment.

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Origin of martyrdom

before 900; Middle English martirdom,Old English martyrdōm.See martyr, -dom
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martyrdom
/ (ˈmɑːtədəm) /

noun

the sufferings or death of a martyr
great suffering or torment
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