|—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]|
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.