Synonyms for mortify
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- 1. mortify, mortify, subdue, crucify, discipline, train, check, condition
- usage: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
- 2. mortify, subdue, crucify, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
- usage: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
- 3. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite
- usage: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
- 4. necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate, waste, rot
- usage: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"