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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mor·ti·fy /ˈmɔrtəˌfaɪ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mor·ti·fy /ˈmɔrtəˌfaɪ/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·ti·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortified p. pr. & vb. n. Mortifying ]
 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. [Obs.]
    Quicksilver is mortified with turpentine.   --Bacon.
    He mortified pearls in vinegar.   --Hakewill.
 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; as, to mortify the flesh.
    With fasting mortified, worn out with tears.   --Harte.
    Mortify thy learned lust.   --Prior.
    Mortify, therefore, your members which are upon the earth.   --Col. iii. 5.
 4. To affect with vexation, chagrin; to depress.
    The news of the fatal battle of Worcester, which exceedingly mortified our expectations.   --Evelyn.
    How often is the ambitious man mortified with the very praises he receives, if they do not rise so high as he thinks they ought!   --Addison.
 5. To humiliate deeply, especially by injuring the pride of; to embarrass painfully; to humble; as, the team was mortified to lose by 45 to 0.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·ti·fy, v. i.
 1. To lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene.
 2. To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline.
    This makes him . . . give alms of all that he hath, watch, fast, and mortify.   --Law.
 3. To be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
      2: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites";
         "mortify the flesh" [syn: subdue, cricify]
      3: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his
         colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn: humiliate,
          chagrin, humble, abase]
      4: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
         [syn: necrose, gangrene, sphacelate]
      [also: mortified]