Complete Definition of "mortify"

English

Verb
en-verb|mortif|i|ed

  1. 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.

  1. to discipline oneself by suppressing desires

#:Some people seek sainthood by mortifying the body. I wonder if such ascetics are masochists?

  1. 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.

Category:Death

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