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mortified

[ mawr-tuh-fahyd ]
/ ˈmɔr təˌfaɪd /
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adjective

humiliated, ashamed, or deeply embarrassed: Sternly lectured by the principal in front of her friends, my daughter felt suitably mortified and hopefully will never do such a thing again.
Pathology. affected with gangrene or necrosis: The removal of mortified tissue from wounds enables faster healing.

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Origin of mortified

OTHER WORDS FROM mortified

mor·ti·fied·ly [mawr-tuh-fahyd-lee, mawr-tuh-fahy-id-lee], /ˈmɔr təˌfaɪd li, ˌmɔr təˈfaɪ ɪd li/, adverbun·mor·ti·fied, adjective
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