Crucify Cru"ci*fy (-f?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crucified} (-f?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crucifying}.] [F. crucifier, fr. (assumed) LL. crucificare, for crucifigere, fr, L. crux, crucis, cross + figere to fix, the ending -figere being changed to -ficare, F. -fier (in compounds), as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See {Cross}, and {Fix}, and cf. {Crucifix}.] 1. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet. [1913 Webster]

They cried, saying, Crucify him, cricify him. --Luke xxiii. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify. [1913 Webster]

They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. --Gal. v. 24. [1913 Webster]

3. To vex or torment. --Beau. & FL. [1913 Webster]

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