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embalm

em·balm

embalm

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm bam
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embalmed, embalming, embalms
definition 1: to treat (a corpse) with preservatives before burial.
The body of the Pharaoh would be embalmed by the priests.The undertaker will embalm the body immediately.
definition 2: to preserve in memory.
definition 3: to give a balmy fragrance to.
Roses embalmed the summer breeze.
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derivations: embalmer (n.), embalmment (n.)