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Meaning of MUMMIFY

Pronunciation:  'mumu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; "a mummified body was found"
  2. [v]  remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it; "Th Egyptians mummified their pharaos"
  3. [v]  preserve while making lifeless; "mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

MUMMIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dry up
 See Also: bear on, carry on, continue, embalm, preserve, shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, uphold, wither



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mum"mi*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mummified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Mummifying}.] [Mummy + -fy: cf. F. momifier.]
To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy.
--Hall (1646).

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