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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mor•ti•fy /ˈmɔrtəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to humiliate (someone), as by an injury to self-respect:He was mortified when he forgot his speech.
mor•ti•fi•ca•tion /ˌmɔrtəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -mort-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mor•ti•fy  (môrtə fī′),USA pronunciation v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to humiliate or shame, as by injury to one's pride or self-respect.
  2. to subjugate (the body, passions, etc.) by abstinence, ascetic discipline, or self-inflicted suffering.
  3. Pathologyto affect with gangrene or necrosis.

v.i. 
  1. to practice mortification or disciplinary austerities.
  2. Pathologyto undergo mortification;
    become gangrened or necrosed.
morti•fied′ly, adv. 
morti•fi′er, n. 
morti•fy′ing•ly, adv. 
  • Late Latin mortificāre to put to death, equivalent. to Latin morti- (stem of mors) death + -ficāre -fy
  • Middle French mortifier
  • Middle English mortifien 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged humble, abase.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged subdue, restrain.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mortify /ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ/ vb ( -fies, -fying, -fied)
  1. (transitive) to humiliate or cause to feel shame
  2. (transitive) to subdue and bring under control by self-denial, disciplinary exercises, etc
  3. (intransitive) to undergo tissue death or become gangrenous
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Church Latin mortificāre to put to death, from Latin mors death + facere to do

ˈmortiˌfier n ˈmortiˌfying adj



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