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English Dictionary: mortified by the DICT Development Group
3 results for mortified
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. suffering from tissue death [syn: gangrenous, mortified]
  2. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"
    Synonym(s): embarrassed, humiliated, mortified
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mortified \Mor"ti*fied\,
      imp. & p. p. of {Mortify}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mortify \Mor"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mortified}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Mortifying}.] [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L.
      mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + -ficare (in comp.) to
      make. See {Mortal}, and {-fy}.]
      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.] --Chaucer.
                     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.
                     With fasting mortified, worn out with tears.
                     Mortify thy learned lust.                  --Prior.
                     Mortify, rherefore, your members which are upon the
                     earth.                                                --Col. iii. 5.
      4. To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to
            humble; 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.
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