To destroy the life of; destroy the vitality of (a part of a living body); affect with gangrene.
To deaden; render insensible; make apathetic.
to lessen in energy or power; weaken.
To subdue, restrain, decrease, or bring into subjection by abstinence or rigorous severities; bring under subjection by ascetic discipline or routine; topic or restrain at all, for ethical or religious factors.
To humiliate; depress; affect with vexation or chagrin.
In chem. and metallurgy, to destroy or diminish the energetic capabilities or characteristic attributes of.
In Scots legislation, to dispose of by mortification. See mortification, 3.
Synonyms To shame, chagrin. See mortification.
to reduce vitality and natural framework while however some for the living human body; become gangrenous.
In order to become languid; belong to decay.
becoming subdued; die away: said of inordinate appetites, etc.