Variant of crucify
- to put to death by nailing or binding to a cross and leaving to die of exposure
- to mortify (the flesh) as by asceticism
- to be very cruel to; torment
Origin: Middle English crucifien ; from Old French crucifier ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crucificare ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin crucifigere ; from Classical Latin crux, cross plush figere: see fix
- crucifier noun
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