mortuary mortuary  /ˈmɔr tʃu ˌɛ ri/


  1. (n) a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of death
  3. (adj) of or relating to a funeral



  1. Services for Dunham have not been announced, and the Honolulu mortuary handling the arrangements, Borthwick Mortuary, has not returned phone calls.
  2. On May 8, a team of Russian forensic experts performed autopsies in a Berlin hospital mortuary.
  3. On one side stood a mortuary, on the other a saloon.


  1. Obituaries for June 12

    Mateo D. Balinbin Jr., aka Bradda Boy, 40, of Pahoa, died Monday, May 20, at home in Nanawale Estates. Born in Waianae and raised on the Big Island, he was a former employee of Hilo Termite. His pastimes included picking opihi, driving his truck, riding his dirt bike, playing ukulele and talking on his CB Radio. Friends may call Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 5-7 p.m ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald

  2. Palm Mortuaries accepting worn, damaged flags for Flag Day

    All Palm Mortuary locations in Southern Nevada are collecting worn, torn and faded American flags to retire ceremoniously in honor of Flag Day, June 14.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas

  3. Pending notice: Patricia E. Woodfill, 98, Brownsdale

    Patricia E. Woodfill, 98, of Brownsdale, Minn., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Austin Daily Herald


  1. Osbourne adds: "When you sing, you have that mortuary look on your face, you sing nicely together but it's so depressing."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Sharon Osbourne Source: Lancashire Evening Post

  2. "He was transferred to a US military mortuary then subsequently to a civilian mortuary," Dr Nelson said on ABC radio. "He was at all times appropriately identified by the Australian Defence Force and Australian army. He was accompanied by one...
    on Apr 26, 2006 By: Brendan Nelson Source: Advertiser Adelaide

  3. "The medical institutions are often bankrupt and devoid of intellectual stimulation," Kim said, "and young physicians will say, `I trained to be a doctor, not a mortuary attendant.' "
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Dr Jim Yong Kim Source: Boston Globe

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