mortify


mortify (http://definr.com/mortify)

     v 1: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"
          [syn: subdue]
     2: lower in esteem; hurt the pride of [syn: humiliate, chagrin,
         humble, abase]
     3: undergo necrosis; of tissue [syn: necrose, gangrene, sphacelate]