- Present participle of crucify.
Variant of crucify
transitive verbcrucified, crucifying
- 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 of crucifyMiddle English crucifien ; from Old French crucifier ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crucificare ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin crucifigere ; from Classical Latin crux, cross + figere: see fix