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mortify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mortify

(verb) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
(verb) hold within limits and control
Synonyms : crucify , subdue
Example Sentence
  • subdue one's appetites
  • mortify the flesh

(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Synonyms : abase , chagrin , humble , humiliate
Example Sentence
  • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

(verb) undergo necrosis
Synonyms : gangrene , necrose , sphacelate
Example Sentence
  • the tissue around the wound necrosed

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mortify

Mortify can be said as moti fy means calling someone moti(fat) which is embarrasing and ashamed
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by samcool20

where mor (peacock) compares itself with other birds and talks proudly about it wings..and its beautiful body..but when other birds remind it of its ugly legs...mor feel embarrassed and humiliated.
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by preetisoni2411

mor+tify....mors..a roman god for death..... who punishes everyone and each things...so mor..punshing a flesh
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by preetisoni2411

divide it like..mor+tify...NOW JUSt focus on MOR...(PEACOCK)....MOR is very beautiful bird AND VERY PROUDY..(try to recall our kindergarten stories..where mor compares it self with other birds and talk in a proud way about it wings..and its beautiful
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by preetisoni2411

MORTuarY van always Feels shamed,abased and humiliated to ITselF...
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by gykk4u

morti(moti)+fy(fly)= moti chal jor se bhag! is nothing but to humiliate her.
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by romil191288

Picture a corpse on a BOARD. It is thinking: "IF I hadn't eaten MORE TSETSE FLIES, the hostess would not have killed me."
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by Jackery

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