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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

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

Oh, I constantly say things that I regret. I mortify myself constantly. But that's just part of the deal. I'm not really sure what's going to come out of my mouth.
Kathy Griffin

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

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

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