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Noun: martyr  maa(r)-tu(r)
  1. One who suffers for the sake of principle
    - sufferer
     
  2. One who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
Verb: martyr  maa(r)-tu(r)
  1. Kill as a martyr
    "Saint Sebastian was martyred"
     
  2. Torture and torment like a martyr
    - martyrize, martyrise [Brit]

Derived forms: martyrs, martyring, martyred

Type of: excruciate, kill, torment, torture, victim

Encyclopedia: Martyr