verb (used with object), mar·tyr·ized, mar·tyr·iz·ing.
Origin of martyrize
Examples from the Web for martyrize
They cut off their limbs and antennæ and often martyrize them to death with a rabidness that sadly resembles human sentiments!The Sexual Question|August Forel
Must such people come to the Sea to martyrize the sick and to vulgarize the majesty of the Sea, that wild and true grandeur?The Sea|Jules Michelet
As to you, my brave companion—(Mylio stops; his foot has struck the iron pincers that served to martyrize Karvel the Perfect).The Iron Pincers|Eugne Sue