Mortify Mor"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mortified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mortifying}.] [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L. mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Mortal}, and {-fy}.] 1. To destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in. [1913 Webster]

2. To destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Quicksilver is mortified with turpentine. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

He mortified pearls in vinegar. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

3. To deaden by religious or other discipline, as the carnal affections, bodily appetites, or worldly desires; to bring into subjection; to abase; to humble; as, to mortify the flesh. [1913 Webster]

With fasting mortified, worn out with tears. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

Mortify thy learned lust. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Mortify, therefore, your members which are upon the earth. --Col. iii. 5. [1913 Webster]

4. To affect with vexation, chagrin; to depress. [1913 Webster]

The news of the fatal battle of Worcester, which exceedingly mortified our expectations. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

How often is the ambitious man mortified with the very praises he receives, if they do not rise so high as he thinks they ought! --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To humiliate deeply, especially by injuring the pride of; to embarrass painfully; to humble; as, the team was mortified to lose by 45 to 0. [1913 Webster + PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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