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Meaning of EMBALM

Pronunciation:  em'bâm

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  preserve a dead body

EMBALM is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: mummify, preserve, save



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em*balm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embalmed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Embalming}.] [F. embaumer; pref. em- (L. in) + baume
balm. See {Balm}.]
1. To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from
   decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices;
   to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and
   drugs that it may resist putrefaction.

         Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to
         embalm ?is father; and the physicians embalmed
         Israel.                               --Gem. l. 2.

2. To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.

         With fresh dews embalmed the earth.   --Milton.

3. To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to
   perpetuate in remembrance.

         Those tears eternal that embalm the dead. --Pope.

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