To deaden by religious or other discipline, as the carnal affections, bodily appetites, or worldly desires; to bring into subjection; to abase; to humble; as, to mortify the flesh.
To humiliate deeply, especially by injuring the pride of; to embarrass painfully; to humble; as, the team was mortified to lose by 45 to 0.
To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline.
To be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc.
practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"