3. Intense suffering or affliction; painful trial.

Do ye prove
What crucifixions are in love?

(Cru"ci*form) a. [L. crux, crucis, cress + -form: cf. F. cruciforme.] Cross-shaped; (Bot.) having four parts arranged in the form of a cross.

(Cru"ci*fy) 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 as if fr. L. facere to do, make. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucifix.]

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 xxiii. 21.

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.

(Cru*cig"er*ous) a. [L. crux, cricis, cross + -gerous.] Bearing the cross; marked with the figure of a cross. Sir. T. Browne.

(Crud) n. See Curd. [Obs.]

(Crud"dle) v. i. To curdle. [Obs.]

See how thy blood cruddles at this.
Bea & FL.

(Crude) a. [Compar. Cruder (-er); superl. Crudest.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood See Raw, and cf. Cruel.]

1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh. "Common crude salt." Boyle.

Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials.
I. Taylor.

2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.

I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.

3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. "Crude projects." Macaulay.

Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition.
De Quincey.

The originals of Nature in their crude

4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment. "Crude and inconcoct." Bacon.

5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.

6. (Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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