HyperDic: embalm

English > 1 sense of the word embalm:
VERBpossessionembalmpreserve a dead body
embalm > pronunciation
Soundsehmbaa'm
Rhymesaplomb ... wigwam: 29 rhymes with aam...
English > embalm: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningpreserve a dead body.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
NarrowermummifyRemove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
Broaderconserve, preserve, maintain, keep upKeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
Spanishembalsamar
Catalanembalsamar
Nounsembalmera mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
embalmmentpreservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams / balsams and drugs and other chemicals

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