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Definition of Mortify


  1. To destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in.
  2. To destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action.
  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.
  4. To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to humble; to depress.
  5. To lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene.
  6. To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline.
  7. To be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc.

Mortify Quotations

Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.
John Owen

I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly.
Kathy Griffin

Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
John Flavel

It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it.
Robert Louis Stevenson

In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible.
Marina Abramovic
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Mortify Translations

mortify in French is humilier
mortify in Italian is umiliare
mortify in Spanish is mortificar, degradar
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