Process of preserving a dead body to protect it from decay. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(em-bahm´ing) treatment of a dead body to retard decomposition.
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• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Embalm
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the treatment of a dead body so as to sterilize it or to protect it from decay. For practical as well as theological reasons a well-preserved body ... [4 related articles]
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Embalming is the preparation of dead bodies so that they will not decay. The ancient Egyptians were especially expert and many mummies are still preserved.
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Embalming is the process of filling and surrounding with aromatic and antiseptic substances any bodies, particularly corpses, in order to preserve them from corruption. The ancient Egyptians employed the art on a great scale, and other peoples, for example the Assyrians and Persians, followed them, ...
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Embalming, in most modern cultures, is the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains (some may preserve for long-term) to forestall decomposition and to make them suitable for public display at a funeral . The three goals of embalming are thus sanitization, presentation and preservati...
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embalming (embä'ming, im–) , practice of preserving the body after death by artificial means. The custom was prevalent among many ancient peoples and still survives in many cultures. It was highly developed in dynastic Egypt, where it was used for some 30 cent. Although the embalming ...
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another word for mummification, where a body is preserved artificially to stop it from rotting.
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