embalm embalm  /ɛm ˈbɑm/

Definition(s):

  • (v) preserve a dead body

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It was a warm pigment made from the bitumen used by ancient Egyptians to embalm their dead, famed for its preservative powers.
  2. After Evita's death, Pern paid the famed Spanish pathologist Pedro Ara $100,000 to embalm her body the way the Russians had embalmed the remains of Lenin and Stalin.
  3. Unable or unwilling to embalm it, they wrapped it, in a sitting position, in cloths.

News

  • Living relatives of 5,300-year-old mummy found

    French King Henry IV's embalmed head -- or is it? Philippe Charlier A skeleton buried under a parking lot. A grotesque mummy head. A gourd encrusted with mysterious blood.
    on October 14, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. Asked his advice on what should be done with Baldwin's corpse, Churchill replied, "Embalm, cremate and bury. Take no chances."
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Winston Churchill Source: Power Line (blog)

  2. "To catch a death actually happening and embalm it for all time is something only cameras can do," writes Susan Sontag in Regarding the Pain of Others, "and pictures taken out in the field of the moment of (or just before) death are among the...
    on Mar 8, 2010 By: Susan Sontag Source: The Guardian

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