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Meaning of word mortify from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

mortify   verb

Meaning : Practice self-denial of one's body and appetites.

Meaning : Hold within limits and control.

Example : Subdue one's appetites.
Mortify the flesh.

Synonyms : crucify, subdue

Meaning : Cause to feel shame. Hurt the pride of.

Example : He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss.

Synonyms : abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate

Meaning : Undergo necrosis.

Example : The tissue around the wound necrosed.

Synonyms : gangrene, necrose, sphacelate