Definitions for mortifyˈmɔr təˌfaɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mortify
practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
mortify, subdue, crucify(verb)
hold within limits and control
"subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate(verb)
"the tissue around the wound necrosed"
To reduce the potency of; to nullify; to deaden, neutralize.
To kill off (living tissue etc.); to make necrotic.
To discipline (one's body, appetites etc.) by suppressing desires; to practise abstinence on.
Some people seek sainthood by mortifying the body. I wonder if such ascetics are masochists?
To embarrass, to humiliate.
I was so mortified I could have died right there, instead I fainted, but I swore I'd never let that happen to me again.
Origin: From mortifier, mortifier, from mortifico, from mors + -fico.
to destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in
to destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action
to deaden by religious or other discipline, as the carnal affections, bodily appetites, or worldly desires; to bring into subjection; to abase; to humble
to affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to humble; to depress
to lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene
to practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline
to be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc
Origin: [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L. mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Mortal, and -fy.]
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