Definition of Mortify

  • (v. t.) To destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in.
  • (v. t.) To destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action.
  • (v. t.) To deaden by religious or other discipline, as the carnal affections, bodily appetites, or worldly desires; to bring into subjection; to abase; to humble.
  • (v. t.) To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to humble; to depress.
  • (v. i.) To lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene.
  • (v. i.) To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline.
  • (v. i.) To be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc.

Homophones of Mortify

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