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