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Definitions for (verb) mortify

Main entry: sphacelate, gangrene, mortify, necrose Definition: undergo necrosis Usage: the tissue around the wound necrosed

Main entry: humble, humiliate, mortify, abase, chagrin Definition: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of Usage: He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

Main entry: crucify, subdue, mortify Definition: hold within limits and control Usage: subdue one's appetites; mortify the flesh

Main entry: mortify Definition: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites