HyperDic: mummification

English > 3 senses of the word mummification:
NOUNstatemummificationa condition resembling that of a mummy
statemummification, dry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
actmummificationembalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping / wrapping it as a mummy
mummification > pronunciation
Soundsmah.mihfihkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > mummification: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA condition resembling that of a mummy.
Example"bureaucratic mummification in red tape"
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Verbsmummifypreserve while making lifeless
English > mummification: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaning(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color.
Synonymsdry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Broadergangrene, sphacelus, sloughnecrotic tissue
Spanishgangrena seca
Catalangangrena seca
English > mummification: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningembalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping / wrapping it as a mummy.
Broaderembalmmentpreservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams / balsams and drugs and other chemicals
Spanishmomificación
Catalanmomificació
Verbsmummifyremove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it

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