mummify

verb mum·mi·fy \ ˈmə-mi-ˌfī \

Definition of mummify

mummified; mummifying
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

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

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First Known Use of mummify

1628


MUMMIFY Defined for English Language Learners

mummify

verb

Definition of mummify for English Language Learners

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

  • : to become very dry and wrinkled


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mummify

verb mum·mi·fy \ ˈməm-i-ˌfī \

medical Definition of mummify

mummified; mummifying
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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