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  Words related to mortify

Related / Similar Words: necrose, gangrene, sphacelate, humiliate, chagrin, humble, abase, subdue, cricify

 

Definition:
  • undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed";
  • cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss";
  • hold within limits and control; "subdue one''s appetites"; "mortify the flesh";
  • practice self-denial of one''s body and appetites;

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    Hyponyms: crush, smash, demolish, take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down

     

    Entailments: abstain, refrain, desist

     

    Derivational Morphology: gangrene, sphacelus, slough, necrosis, mortification, humiliation, abasement, chagrin

     

     
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