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n.1.One who, or that which, mortifies.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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``Mother and friend,'' said Athelstane, ``a truce to your upbraidings bread and water and a dungeon are marvellous mortifiers of ambition, and I rise from the tomb a wiser man than I descended into it.
(But it seems that most of them would rather sleep.) morning mourning (mourning after night before) mortar fire mortifier nonagenarian nonage a-naryin' ("I deny all claims that I'm underage," said the ninety-something.) nuisance new cents (Damn decimal change!) pertinaceous Puritan, eh?