Martyred
Martyr Mar"tyr, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Martyred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Martyring}.] 1. To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

2. To persecute; to torment; to torture. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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