1. [ verb ] cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Synonyms: humiliate humble abase chagrin

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Related terms: hurt degrade crush humiliation chagrin humiliation humiliation
2. [ verb ] hold within limits and control
Synonyms: cricify subdue

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

Related terms: control abstain
3. [ verb ] practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
Related terms: discipline
4. [ verb ] (medicine) undergo necrosis
Synonyms: gangrene sphacelate necrose

"the tissue around the wound necrosed"

Related terms: waste gangrene
Similar spelling:   mortifying