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mortify

mor·ti·fy

mortify

 
 
pronunciation:
mor tih faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mortified, mortifies, mortifying
definition 1: to subject (someone) to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation.
That her two tormenting brothers had discovered her secret mortified her.
synonyms:
humiliate
similar words:
abash, affront, crush, disgrace, dishonor, embarrass, humble, put to shame, shame, wither
definition 2: to dominate (one's own body, desires, or the like) through self-imposed deprivations and other ordeals.
similar words:
deny, deprive, discipline
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become decayed or dead, as a body part; become gangrenous.
synonyms:
gangrene, putrefy
similar words:
canker, decay, decompose, rot
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derivations: mortified (adj.), mortifying (adj.), mortifiedly (adv.), mortifyingly (adv.), mortifier (n.)
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