Translation for 'mortify' from English to Russian
VERB   to mortify | mortified | mortified
mortifying | mortifies
SYNO to abase | to chagrin | to crucify | ...
отмирать [несов.] [о тканях тела]to mortify [tissue]
отмереть [сов.] [о тканях тела]
to mortify [tissue]
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Usage Examples English
  • They are exhorted to mind things that are above Colossians 3:1–4, to mortify every evil principle of their nature, and to put on the new man.
  • Due to his reputation as a worldly and greedy man, she took it upon herself to mortify her flesh in atonement for his behavior.
  • Mortification of the flesh is an act by which an individual or group seeks to mortify or deaden their sinful nature, as a part of the process of sanctification.
  • In 1934 he was excluded from the Labour Party for failing to mortify accusations of corruption. He died in 1962.
  • Monks whose bodies remain incorrupt without any traces of deliberate mummification are venerated by some Buddhists who believe they successfully were able to mortify their flesh to death.

  • "Philo's ideal was to die daily, to mortify the flesh with fasting; he only insisted that the seclusion from social life should take place at the age of fifty, the time when the Levites retired from the active duties of the Temple service".
  • The four-part setting of the closing chorale, " [...] " (Mortify us through Your goodness), is lost, but can be taken from " [...] ", BWV 164, transposed to A major.
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