verb (used with object), mortified, mortifying.
to humiliate or shame, as by injury to one's pride or self-respect.
to subjugate (the body, passions, etc.) by abstinence, ascetic discipline, or self-inflicted suffering.
Pathology. to affect with gangrene or necrosis.
verb (used without object), mortified, mortifying.
to practice mortification or disciplinary austerities.
Pathology. to undergo mortification; become gangrened or necrosed.

1350–1400; Middle English mortifien < Middle French mortifier < Late Latin mortificāre to put to death, equivalent to Latin morti- (stem of mors) death + -ficāre -fy

mortifiedly, adverb
mortifier, noun
mortifyingly, adverb
premortify, verb (used with object), premortified, premortifying.
unmortified, adjective

1. humble, abase. 2. subdue, restrain. Unabridged
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mortify (ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  (tr) to humiliate or cause to feel shame
2.  (tr) Christianity to subdue and bring under control by self-denial, disciplinary exercises, etc
3.  (intr) to undergo tissue death or become gangrenous
[C14: via Old French from Church Latin mortificāre to put to death, from Latin mors death + facere to do]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "to kill," from O.Fr. mortifier, from L.L. mortificare "cause death," from mortificus "producing death," from L. mors (gen. mortis) "death" (see mortal) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Religious sense of "to subdue
the flesh by abstinence and discipline" first attested early 15c. Sense of "humiliate" first recorded 1640s (in mortification). Related: Mortified; mortifying.
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mortify mor·ti·fy (môr'tə-fī')
v. mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing, mor·ti·fies
To undergo mortification; to become gangrenous or to necrotize.

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These modern fables portray an antihero whose faults always mortify him.
If so, his leg cannot be amputated, and will soon mortify in this climate.
Our readers but too well remember the mortify- ing result of all this swaggering.
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