Recent Examples of embalm from the Web
One of the bodies that had not been embalmed was in the garage for about six weeks.
When the mother questioned a funeral home employee about the body's appearance, the worker took out a hypodermic needle and injected a substance, believed to be embalming fluid, into the body's face, the suit alleged.
One old joke has it that the only cure for presidential ambition is embalming fluid.
This measure became necessary, advocates say, after bodies were found decomposing or that hadn’t been embalmed at the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth in 2014.
Still looking Braxton was among those who used the Johnson Family Mortuary and were shocked in 2014 when inspectors found bodies there that hadn’t been embalmed or were decomposing.
Like that other talented young Hollywood actor who was taken too soon and who became an icon for a rebellious post-war youth, Ledger quickly became embalmed in a mythified image that undoubtedly had little to do with the talented actor.
Viola explained that because the child had been embalmed much later than the friars and the rest of the townspeople, a different method had been used on her, which helped to preserve her better.
Egyptians used it both to season their food and to embalm their dead.
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EMBALM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embalm for English Language Learners
: to treat (a dead body) with special chemicals to keep it from decaying
EMBALM Defined for Kids
Definition of embalm for Students
: to treat a dead body so as to preserve it from decay
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