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One entry found for crucify.
Main Entry: cru·ci·fy
Pronunciation: primarystresskrü-sschwa-secondarystressfimacr
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -fied; -fy·ing
Etymology: Middle English crucifien "to crucify," from early French crucifier (same meaning), from Latin crucifigere "to crucify," from cruc-, crux "cross" and figere "to fasten, fix" --related to CROSS, CRUCIFIX, EXCRUCIATING, FIX
1 : to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross
2 : to treat cruelly : TORTURE, PERSECUTE <were crucified in the newspapers>
- cru·ci·fi·er /-fimacr-schwar/ noun

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