mor·​ti·​cian | \ mȯr-ˈti-shən How to pronounce mortician (audio) \

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Examples of mortician in a Sentence

the mortician will take care of all of the arrangements for the funeral
Recent Examples on the Web Years before her death last summer at the age of 85, Lois Woodburn cornered a mortician at a party to ask if she could be buried in the ocean. Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 The mortician explained that a full body burial at sea is a bit more complicated than simply heaving a corpse overboard. Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 In the embalming room of Compassion and Serenity, the mortician had finished his work. Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2022 There was the time an elderly neighbor died, and Holley carefully prepared her body for the mortician. Christine Condon,, 9 Jan. 2022 But could a host of new challenges threaten its dominance? Before pursuing music full-time, John Roseboro was a mortician. Rachel Yang,, 18 Aug. 2021 As a mortician, Miranda believes that viewing the body is of the utmost importance. Megan Decker,, 29 July 2021 If a person dies with contacts in...does a mortician take them out? Mike Rose, cleveland, 18 May 2021 Bruce, a mortician and a high-school English teacher, concealed his homosexuality from his three children, and died at the age of forty-four; Helen, a devoted amateur actor, cultivated a chilly reserve. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mortician

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mortician

Latin mort-, mors death

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6 May 2022

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“Mortician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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