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  Definition of mortify
  1. undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
  2. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
  3. hold within limits and control; "subdue one''s appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
  4. practice self-denial of one''s body and appetites
Similar Words: necrose, gangrene, sphacelate, humiliate, chagrin, humble, abase, subdue, cricify

 

Hyponyms: crush, smash, demolish, take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down

 

Entailments: abstain, refrain, desist

 

Derivational Morphology: gangrene, sphacelus, slough, necrosis, mortification, humiliation, abasement, chagrin

 

 
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