Recent Examples of embalm from the Web
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.
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Origin and Etymology of embalm
Middle English embaumen, from Anglo-French enbaumer, enbasmer, from en- + basme balm — more at balm
First Known Use: 14th century
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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