Etymology
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deification (n.)

"act of making into a god; state of being raised to the rank of a deity," late 14c., from Late Latin deificationem (nominative deificatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of deificare (see deify).

updated on July 12, 2018

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Definitions of deification from WordNet

deification (n.)
the condition of being treated like a god;
deification (n.)
an embodiment of the qualities of a god;
the capitalists' deification of capital
deification (n.)
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god);
Synonyms: exaltation / apotheosis
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