embalm

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English embaumen, from Middle French embaumer, from Old French embasmer. See balm.

Verb[edit]

embalm (third-person singular simple present embalms, present participle embalming, simple past and past participle embalmed)

  1. (transitive) To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decomposition.
    • And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father Genesis 50:2
  2. (transitive) To perfume or add fragrance to something.

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