Definition of Mummify

1. Verb. Preserve while making lifeless. "Mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

Generic synonyms: Bear On, Carry On, Continue, Preserve, Uphold
Derivative terms: Mummification



2. Verb. Remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it. "Th Egyptians mummified their pharaohs"
Related verbs: Dry Up
Generic synonyms: Embalm
Derivative terms: Mummification, Mummy

3. Verb. Dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture. "A mummified body was found"
Exact synonyms: Dry Up
Generic synonyms: Shrink, Shrivel, Shrivel Up, Wither
Derivative terms: Mummy

Definition of Mummify

1. v. t. To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy.

Definition of Mummify

1. Verb. (transitive) To make into a mummy, by preserving a dead body. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become a mummy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mummify

1. to preserve by embalming [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mummify

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mummery
mummia
mummias
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mummichogs
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mummification necrosis
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mummified pulp
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mummify (current term)
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mummock
mummocks
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mummy-brown
mummychog
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mummyhood
mummying
mummylike

Literary usage of Mummify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1902)
"No attempt was made to mummify the body iu the usual sense of the word, and there is no evidence to show that efforts were made to preserve it from natural ..."

2. Outlines of the Comparative Physiology and Morphology of Animals by Joseph LeConte (1899)
"When less active the old cells accumulate in many layers and dry up, mummify, and flatten, and finally pass away as scales. This is called the epidermis. ..."

3. The Papyrus of Ani: A Reproduction in Facsimile by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1913)
"From what has been said above it is clear that the earliest inhabitants of Egypt made no attempt to mummify their dead in the strict sense of the term. ..."

4. Cincinnati Medical and Dental Journal (1887)
"... the consequence is that case, or any other treated in the same manner will be a failure. Another recommends bichloride of mercury to mummify the pulp. ..."

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