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Overview of verb mortify

The verb mortify has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. mortify

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

2. mortify, subdue, crucify

(hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")

3. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase

(cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")

4. necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate

(undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed")

Overview of adj mortifying

The adj mortifying has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. embarrassing, mortifying

(causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word")

2. demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying

(causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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