Mortify

Mortify [ MAWR-tuh’-fahy ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to deaden or discipline one's bodily appetites by fasting or self-denial
2. (tr.v.) to shame, embarrass or humiliate
3. (intr.v.) to practise mortification
4. (intr.v.) to become necrosed or gangrenous
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The outcome of the game mortified the home team.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 It is not only deeply painful for the two of us but also for everyone else affected and it would mortify our mother if she were alive today and, if we might say so, we feel we are more able to speak for our mother than Paul. 

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