- italbrac|usually used passively to embarrass
#:I was so mortified I could have died right there, instead I fainted, but I swore I'd never let that happen to me again.
- to discipline oneself by suppressing desires
#:Some people seek sainthood by mortifying the body. I wonder if such ascetics are masochists?
- context|medicine (of part of the body) to die
#:The loss of blood flow caused the toe to mortify and they had to amputate the foot to save the life.