to make into or like a mummy
Origin of mummifymummy + -fy
to shrivel or dry up
verbmum·mi·fied, mum·mi·fy·ing, mum·mi·fies
- To make into a mummy by embalming and drying.
- To cause to shrivel and dry up.
To shrivel or dry up like a mummy.
(third-person singular simple present mummifies, present participle mummifying, simple past and past participle mummified)
- To make into a mummy, by preserving a dead body.
- (intransitive) To become a mummy.