HyperDic: mortify

English > 4 senses of the word mortify:
VERBemotionmortifypractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
emotionmortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
emotionmortify, humiliate, chagrin, humble, abasecause to feel shame
bodymortify, necrose, gangrene, sphacelateundergo necrosis
mortify > pronunciation
Soundsmao'rtihfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > mortify: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderdiscipline, train, check, conditionDevelop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
Nounsmortification(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
English > mortify: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaninghold within limits and control.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "mortify the flesh"
Synonymssubdue, crucify
Entailsabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
NarrowermortifyPractice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
Spanishcontener, dominar
Nounsmortification(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
English > mortify: 4 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningCause to feel shame; hurt the pride of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to mortify Sue
Synonymshumiliate, chagrin, humble, abase
Narrowercrush, smashhumiliate or depress completely
take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downReduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Broaderhurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spitehurt the feelings of
Spanishapocar, degradar, despreciar, humillar, mortificar
Catalanapocar, humiliar, menysprear, mortificar
Nounsmortificationan instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
mortificationstrong feelings of embarrassment
English > mortify: 4 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningUndergo necrosis.
PatternSomebody's (body part) ----s
Synonymsnecrose, gangrene, sphacelate
Broaderwaste, rotBecome physically weaker
Spanishgangrenarse
Catalangangrena, necrosi
Nounsmortificationthe localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

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