verb (used with object), mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of mortify
Examples from the Web for mortify
Fallon: Christopher Meloni is perfectly cast as a father who lives to mortify his teenage kids.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When too roughly frolicsome, he rebuked them gently, so as not to mortify them, or spoil the natural buoyancy of their character.
The last wish I have, Lieutenant, would be to mortify Mabel.The Pathfinder|James Fenimore Cooper
His spirit began thus early to mortify the body, in order to give itself without distraction to elevated contemplation.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
If you mortify this faculty of the soul, it may be a great assistance to your devotion.A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females|Harvey Newcomb
Mortify the flesh, and keep it in an obedient dependence on the soul, and you will not be captivated by sloth.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter