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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mortise \Mor"tise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortised; p. pr. & vb. n. Mortising.] 1. To cut or make a mortise in. [1913 Webster] 2. To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder. [1913 Webster]