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CRUCIFY, verb transitive [Latin , cross, to fix.]

1. To nail to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet, sometimes anciently, by fastening a criminal to a tree, with cords.

But they cried, crucify him, crucify him. Luke 23:21.

2. In scriptural language, to subdue; to mortify; to destroy the power or ruling influence of.

They that are Christs have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24.

3. To reject and despise.

They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. Hebrews 6:6.

To be crucified with Christ, is to become dead to the law and to sin, and to have indwelling corruption subdued. Galatians 2:20 and 6.

4. To vex or torment. [Not used.]