Pronunciation: (krOO'su-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross.
2. to treat with gross injustice; persecute; torment; torture.
3. to subdue (passion, sin, etc.).
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