mortificar
mortificar
transitive verb
1. (to bother) 
Mis compañeros de trabajo me mortifican porque soy recién llegado a la oficina.My workmates torment me for being the newbie in the office.
2. (to cause anguish) 
a. to plague 
La duda lo mortificaba y no podía esperar a conocer los resultados de su examen.Doubt plagued him, and he couldn't wait to hear his test results.
3. (religious) 
El caballero era un hombre religioso y buscaba expiación mortificando el cuerpo.The knight was a religious man and sought expiation by mortifying his body.
mortificarse
reflexive verb
4. (to worry) 
a. to fret 
Vas a tener otra oportunidad para hacer el examen. No te mortifiques por eso.You will have another chance to take the exam. Don't fret over that.
La cirujana se mortificaba porque un paciente murió en sus manos.The surgeon was tormenting herself because a patient had died in her hands.
pronominal verb
5. (to feel embarrassed) 
Me mortifiqué tanto por mi comportamiento anoche que juro que no voy a beber más alcohol.I was so mortified about my behavior last night that I swear I'll never drink alcohol again.
Mi hermana se mortifica porque se le cayeron las extensiones enfrente de todos.My sister feels ashamed because her hair extensions fell off in front of everybody.
6. (religious) 
Los creyentes se mortificaban para controlar su lujuria.The believers mortified the flesh to control their lust.
mortificar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to mortify 
pronominal verb
2. (torturarse) 
a. to torment oneself 
mortificar
transitive verb
1 (atormentar) to torment; plague
sus compañeros les mortifican con crueldad their workmates treat them cruelly
a sus hijos los mortifican con crueldad en la escuela
me han mortificado toda la noche los mosquitos I was tormented all night by the mosquitos; estos zapatos me mortifican these shoes are killing me
por cualquier cosa se enfadaban.No solo se mortificaban ellos sino que nos mortificaban a todos
2 (humillar) to humiliate
3 (Religión)
mortificar la carne to mortify the flesh
El asceta, para mayor gloria de Dios, envilece y mortifica la carne
4 (Med) to damage seriously
pronominal verb
mortificarse
1 (atormentarse) to torment o.s.; distress o.s.
2 (Religión) to mortify the flesh
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (avergonzarse) to feel ashamed; be mortified
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