mortifican
-they torment
The word mortifican is the present form of mortificar in the third person plural.
See the full mortificar conjugation

mortificar

Palabras y acciones (¡y omisiones!) que, en vez de expresar el amor, lo sustraen o, peor aún, lo mortifican.
Words and actions (and omissions!) that, instead of expressing love, subtract or, even worse still, mortify it.
Se ve diariamente: el lector como el orador se ven obligados a cada instante a recurrir a la bomba, a efectuar aspiraciones ruidosas, roncas, que se llaman hipidos y que si mucho fatigan al que habla, no mortifican menos al que oye.
You can see it daily: a reader as well as an orator are daily forced to laborious efforts, to noisy and harsh breaths-in (whines, whimpers), which tire and upset not only the orator but also his audience.
Respetadas las diferencias de lugares y de las experiencias vividas por ellos, concluyen que el modelo de tratamiento propuesto por el hospital psiquiátrico borra la frontera del tiempo y hace semejantes las realidades que mortifican a los sujetos y naturalizan prácticas de segregación.
While respecting the differences in places and in experiences that they have been through, their conclusion is that the treatment model proposed by psychiatric hospitals has erased the boundaries of time and has led to similar realities that mortify subjects and naturalize segregation practices.
Palabras y acciones (y omisiones) que, en vez de expresar amor, lo apartan o, aún peor, lo mortifican.
Words and actions (and omissions!) that, rather than expressing love, dismiss it or even mortify it.
Años de presencia militar siria en su territorio mortifican aún más, y el cobarde asesinato del ex Primer Ministro, el señor Hariri, se está convirtiendo ahora en un foco implacable sobre ese agravio internacional de la falta de soberanía en el Líbano.
Years of Syrian military presence on their own territory is smarting ever more, and the cowardly assassination of the former Prime Minister, Mr Hariri, is now turning a remorseless spotlight onto this international grief about a lack of Lebanese sovereignty.
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