Dictionary Results for mortify


1. mortify - verb

· practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

Hypernym(s): mortify, subdue, crucify, discipline, train, check, condition




2. mortify - verb

· hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

Synonym(s): subdue, crucify

Hypernym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate




3. mortify - verb

· cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Synonym(s): humiliate, chagrin, humble, abase

Hypernym(s): hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite




4. mortify - verb

· undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"

Synonym(s): necrose, gangrene, sphacelate

Hypernym(s): waste, rot





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