Embalm meaning

ĕm-bäm
To embalm is defined as to treat a corpse with a special preservative fluid to prevent decay, or to preserve something in its original state, or to give a pleasant fragrance.

When an undertaker injects a fluid to preserve a corpse for a funeral showing, this is an example of when he embalms.

When you preserve the old code of ethics of a club that has been in existence for a long time and you do not allow the rules to change, this is an example of when you embalm.

When lilacs fill the air with a sweet smell, this is an example of when they embalm.

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To treat (a corpse) with preservatives in order to prevent decay.
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To protect from change or oblivion; preserve or fix.
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To treat (a dead body) with various chemicals, usually after removing the viscera, etc., to keep it from decaying rapidly.
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To preserve in memory.
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To make fragrant; perfume.
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To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decomposition.
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To perfume or add fragrance to something.
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To impart fragrance to; perfume.

Spicy aromas embalmed the air.

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Origin of embalm

  • Middle English embaumen from Old French embasmer en- in en–1 basme balm balm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English embaumen, from Middle French embaumer, from Old French embasmer. See balm.

    From Wiktionary