Synonyms of mortify


1. mortify, mortify, subdue, crucify, discipline, train, check, condition

usage: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

2. mortify, subdue, crucify, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

3. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite

usage: 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, waste, rot

usage: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"

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Definition and meaning of mortify (Dictionary)