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mortify

(môr′tə-fī′)
v. morti·fied, morti·fying, morti·fies
v.tr.
To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
v.intr.
To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
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In Rumi's vision, Maryam is less the passive recipient of the word than the active mortifier of her flesh and desires who, through her detachment from the world and her deliberate pursuit of God, puts herself in the way of mystical illumination.