mummified mummified  /ˈmə mɪ ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) preserve while making lifeless
  2. (v) remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
  3. (v) dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In a steamer trunk no more than a few feet from the bed where Einhorn slept, homicide detective Michael Chitwood found the mummified body of his girlfriend.
  2. The 2,500 year-old mummified body of an Egyptian female known as Tahemaa is scanned at the Saad Centre of Radiography at City University in London.
  3. Bodies were mummified; food, clothing and jewelry were stored in crypts; slaves were slaughtered to serve their dead masters in the new world.

News

  • 15 Dead Things on Etsy to Give Your Friends

    Without fail, Etsy is a great place to find unique, handmade items. It's also great for purchasing the mummified remains of dead animals Taxidermy might not thrill everyone, but if you want to surprise a loved one on her birthday, giving the gift of a perfectly preserved rat tail will be remembered for years to come. SEE ALSO: 10 Weirdest Things for Sale on eBay 1. A dead guinea pig, for the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Mashable

Quotes

  1. Bruno Tonioli, who awarded the couple five points, said: "Tutankhamen in a frock would have done a better job. The footwork was mummified."
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Bruno Tonioli Source: RTE.ie

  2. "Try to get Al [Nolen] or Westbrook to say something, they're like mummified half the time," Smith said after the Gophers beat Northwestern 72-45 Sunday. "We've got to find a way to pry their mouths open most of the time. ...... That's one of...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Tubby Smith Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  3. "Instead, it has always been there. I found it during the CT scan last year, when the mummy was lifted. It lay loose in the sand around the king's body. It was mummified," says Professor Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
    on May 3, 2006 By: Zahi Hawass Source: ABC Science Online

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