mortify

Part of speech: verb

To humiliate; shame; vex.

Part of speech: verb

To subdue by fasting, etc., as the passions.

Part of speech: verb

To destroy the organic texture of.

Part of speech: verb

To lose vitality, as living flesh; gangrene.

Part of speech: verb

To be subdued.

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Usage examples "mortify":

  1. I did not wish to mortify the old gentleman and spoil his shortlived joy. - "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
  2. They were of opinion that in his turn the King, in order to mortify her and reduce her to terms, should not visit the Queen on the following night. - "The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency", Duc de Saint-Simon.
  3. " You ought to mortify the Old Man," said his friend. - "Leaves in the Wind", A. G. Gardiner.