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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
1. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands
and feet to a cross or gibbet.
They cried, saying, Crucify him, cricify him. --Luke
2. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue
completely; to mortify.
They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh,
with the affections and lusts. --Gal. v. 24.
3. To vex or torment. --Beau. & FL.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "crucified":
afflicted, agonized, clawed, convulsed, distressed, harrowed, hurt,
hurting, in distress, in pain, lacerated, lancinated, martyred,
martyrized, on the rack, pained, racked, ripped, savaged,
suffering, tormented, tortured, twisted, under the harrow, wounded,
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