Definición de mortify en inglés:

mortify

Saltos de línea: mor|tify
Pronunciación: /ˈmɔːtɪfʌɪ
 
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verbo (mortifies, mortifying, mortified)

[with object]
1Cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed: she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror (as adjective mortifying) how mortifying to find that he was right
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  • I was totally mortified, wondering what people thought was happening in there!
  • Grandma once told me I mortified my mother by saying, ‘I always love coming to Grandma's because it's so clean.’
  • Teacher Jane Norton said: ‘The poor girl who was looking after him was mortified.’
Sinónimos
2Subdue (the body or its needs and desires) by self-denial or discipline: return to heaven by mortifying the flesh
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  • It subdues and mortifies evil desires and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within; and answers unbelief and error as they assault from without.
  • People who mortify the body in some way will always command a voyeuristic interest.
  • If there is no more posting for a few hours, it will be because the Professor is mortifying the flesh with whips, chains and other penitent aids.
Sinónimos
subdue, suppress, subjugate, control, restrain, get under control; discipline, chasten, punish, deny
3 [no object] (Of flesh) be affected by gangrene or necrosis: a scratch or cut in Henry’s arm had mortified
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  • He received a cut of the thumb, was afterwards made an out-patient of the infirmary, but the wound mortified, produced lock-jaw, and death ensued.
  • The wound mortified and caused his death on 14 November 1804.
Sinónimos
become gangrenous, fester, putrefy, gangrene, rot, decay, decompose
rare necrose, sphacelate

Origen

late Middle English (in the senses 'put to death', 'deaden', and 'subdue by self-denial'): from Old French mortifier, from ecclesiastical Latin mortificare 'kill, subdue', from mors, mort- 'death'.

Derivativos

mortifyingly

adverbio
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  • The offensive ended, mortifyingly for the marines, in a decision to pull back from both cities.
  • The Daily Telegraph's critic carried on in similar vein, describing the show as ‘one of the most mortifyingly embarrassing I have ever witnessed’.
  • Someone was about to get mortifyingly humiliated.

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