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mummify

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verb mum·mi·fy \ˈmə-mi-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of mummify

  • : to preserve (a dead body) by treating it with oils and wrapping it in strips of cloth

  • : to become very dry and wrinkled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mummify

mummified

mummifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy

  3. 2 a :  to make into or like a mummy b :  to cause to dry up and shrivel

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to dry up and shrivel like a mummy

mummification

play \ˌmə-mi-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of mummify in a sentence

  1. learning how ancient Egyptians mummified their dead

  2. a body that mummified in the desert heat

  3. a body that was mummified by the desert heat



1628

First Known Use of mummify

1628


Medical Dictionary

mummify

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verb mum·mi·fy \ˈməm-i-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of mummify

mummified

;

mummifying

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy

  4. 2a:  to make into or like a mummyb:  to cause to dry up and shrivel

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to dry up and shrivel like a mummy <a mummified fetus>




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