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Pronunciation:  m`umufik'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy
  2. [n]  a condition resembling that of a mummy; "bureaucratic mummification in red tape"
  3. [n]  (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

MUMMIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dry gangrene
 See Also: condition, embalmment, gangrene, slough, sphacelus, status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mum`mi*fi*ca"tion\, n. [See {Mummify}.]
The act of making a mummy.

Thesaurus Terms
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