Definition of Embalming

1. Verb. (present participle of embalm) ¹



2. Noun. The work of an embalmer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embalming

1. embalm [v] - See also: embalm

Medical Definition of Embalming

1. Process of preserving a dead body to protect it from decay. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embalming

embailed
embailing
embails
embale
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emball
emballed
emballing
emballs
embalm
embalmed
embalmer
embalmers
embalming (current term)
embalming room
embalmings
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embank
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embanker
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embankment
embankments
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embar

Literary usage of Embalming

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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"THE METHODS OF embalming THE DEAD Even more striking than the worship of Apis was the custom of embalming the dead, which was in vogue uninterruptedly for ..."

2. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1814)
"On the embalming of dead Bodies. BY MATTHEW BAILLIE, MDF fy S. Fellow of the College ... THE object of this paper is to describe a method of embalming dead ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It has been suggested that the origin of embalming in Egypt is to be traced to a want of fuel for the purpose of cremation, to the inadvisability or at some ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It has been suggested that the origin of embalming in Egypt is to be traced to a want of fuel for the purpose of cremation, to the inadvisability or at some ..."

5. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Robert Haldane, Charles George Warnford Lock (1889)
"embalming. secured in the country are meagre, economy in its use is imperative ... embalming.—This article relates to the embalming of human corpses and the ..."

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