mummify


mum·mi·fy

verb \ˈmə-mi-ˌfī\

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

: to become very dry and wrinkled

mum·mi·fiedmum·mi·fy·ing

Full Definition of MUMMIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy
2
a :  to make into or like a mummy
b :  to cause to dry up and shrivel
intransitive verb
:  to dry up and shrivel like a mummy
mum·mi·fi·ca·tion \ˌmə-mi-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of MUMMIFY

  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

First Known Use of MUMMIFY

1628

Rhymes with MUMMIFY

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mum·mi·fy

verb \ˈməm-i-ˌfī\   (Medical Dictionary)
mum·mi·fiedmum·mi·fy·ing

Medical Definition of MUMMIFY

transitive verb
1
: to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy
2
a : to make into or like a mummy b : to cause to dry up and shrivel
intransitive verb
: to dry up and shrivel like a mummy <a mummified fetus>

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