mortify - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mortify

(verb) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites Definition
(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

Memory aid to help you memorize this

Mortify can be said as moti fy means calling someone moti(fat) which is embarrasing and ashamed
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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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mor+tify....mors..a roman god for death..... who punishes everyone and each mor..punshing a flesh
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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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MORTuarY van always Feels shamed,abased and humiliated to ITselF...
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morti(moti)+fy(fly)= moti chal jor se bhag! is nothing but to humiliate her.
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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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