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Mummy (mŭm"mȳ) noun ; plural Mummies . [ French momie ; confer Spanish & Portuguese momia , Italian mummia ; all from Persian mūmiyā , from mūm wax.]
1. A dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction. Bacon.

2. Dried flesh of a mummy. [ Obsolete] Sir. J. Hill.

3. A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties. [ Obsolete] Shak. Sir T. Herbert.

4. A brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below).

5. (Gardening) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc.

6. One whose affections and energies are withered.

Mummy brown , a brown color, nearly intermediate in tint between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment of this color is prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs. -- Mummy wheat (Botany) , wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. No botanist now believes that genuine mummy wheat has been made to germinate in modern times. -- To beat to a mummy , to beat to a senseless mass; to beat soundly.

Mummy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mummied ; present participle & verbal noun Mummying .] To embalm; to mummify.

Mummychog noun (Zoology) See Mummichog .

Mump intransitive verb [ Akin to mumble ; confer Dutch mompen to cheat; perhaps orig., to whine like a beggar, Dutch mompelen to mumble. See Mumble , Mum , and confer Mumps .]
1. To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.

He mumps , and lovers, and hangs the lip.
Taylor, 1630.

2. To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.

3. To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.

And then when mumping with a sore leg, . . . canting and whining.

4. To be sullen or sulky. [ Prov. Eng.]

Mump transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mumped ; present participle & verbal noun Mumping .]
1. To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.

Old men who mump their passion.

2. To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.

3. To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.

Mumper noun A beggar; a begging impostor.

Deceived by the tales of a Lincoln's Inn mumper .

Mumpish adjective Sullen, sulky. -- Mump"ish*ly , adverb -- Mump"ish*ness , noun

Mumps noun [ Prov. English mump to be sulky. Confer Mump , Mumble , and Mum .]
1. plural Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks. Skinner.

2. [ Prob. so called from the patient's appearance.] (Medicine) A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands; epidemic or infectious parotitis.

Mun noun [ See Mouth .] The mouth. [ Obsolete]

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns,
Butter them and sugar them and put them in your muns .
Old Rhyme. Halliwell.

Munch transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Munched ; present participle & verbal noun Munching .] [ Prob. akin to mumble : confer also French manger to eat (cf. Mange ), and mâcher to cher (cf. Masticate ). See Mumble .] To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls. [ Formerly written also maunch and mounch .]

I could munch your good dry oats.

Munchausenism noun [ So called in allusion to Baron Munchausen's extravagant tales of travel.] An extravagant fiction embodying an account of some marvelous exploit or adventure.

Muncher noun One who munches.

Mund noun See Mun .

Mundane adjective [ Latin mundanus , from mundus the world, an implement, toilet adornments, or dress; confer mundus , adjective , clean, neat, Sanskrit mand to adorn, dress, manda adornment. Confer Monde , Mound in heraldry.] Of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere. -- Mun"dane*ly , adverb

The defilement of mundane passions.
I. Taylor.

Mundanity noun Worldliness. [ Obsolete]

Mundation noun [ Latin mundatio , from mundare to make clean.] The act of cleansing. [ Obsolete]

Mundatory adjective [ Latin mundatorius .] Cleansing; having power to cleanse. [ Obsolete]

Mundic noun Iron pyrites, or arsenical pyrites; -- so called by the Cornish miners.

Mundificant adjective [ Latin mundificans , present participle of mundificare to make clean, from mundus clean + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See - fy .] Serving to cleanse and heal. -- noun A mundificant ointment or plaster.

Mundification noun The act or operation of cleansing.

Mundificative adjective Cleansing. -- noun A detergent medicine or preparation.

Mundify transitive verb [ Confer French mondifier , Latin mundificare . See Mundificant .] To cleanse. [ Obsolete]

Mundil noun A turban ornamented with an imitation of gold or silver embroidery.

Mundivagant adjective [ Latin mundus the world + vagans wandering, present participle of vagari . See Vagary .] Wandering over the world. [ R.]

Mundungus noun [ Confer Spanish mondongo paunch, tripe, black pudding.] A stinking tobacco.

Munerary adjective [ Latin munerarius , from munus a gift.] Having the nature of a gift. [ Obsolete]

Munerate transitive verb [ Latin muneratus , past participle of munerare to give, bestow, from munus a gift.] To remunerate.

Muneration noun [ Latin muneratio .] Remuneration. [ Obsolete]

Mung (mŭng) noun [ Hind. mūng .] (Botany) Green gram, a kind of pulse ( Phaseolus Mungo ), grown for food in British India. Balfour (Cyc. of India).

Munga noun (Zoology) See Bonnet monkey , under Bonnet .

Mungcorn noun Same as Mangcorn .

Mungo noun A fibrous material obtained by deviling rags or the remnants of woolen goods.

» Mungo properly signifies the disintegrated rags of woolen cloth, as distinguished from those of worsted, which form shoddy. The distinction is very commonly disregarded. Beck (Draper's Dict. ).

Mungo noun A material of short fiber and inferior quality obtained by deviling woolen rags or the remnants of woolen goods, specif. those of felted, milled, or hard- spun woolen cloth, as distinguished from shoddy , or the deviled product of loose-textured woolen goods or worsted, -- a distinction often disregarded.

Mungoose, Mungoos noun (Zoology) See Mongoose .

Mungrel noun & adjective See Mongrel .

Municipal adjective [ Latin municipalis , from municipium a town, particularly in Italy, which possessed the right of Roman citizenship, but was governed by its own laws, a free town, from municeps an inhabitant of a free town, a free citizen; munia official duties, functions + capere to take: confer French municipal . Confer Immunity , and Capacoius .]
1. Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers.

2. Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.

Municipal law is properly defined to be a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state.

Municipalism noun Municipal condition.

Municipality noun ; plural Municipalities . [ Confer French municipalité .] A municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

Municipalize transitive verb [ Municipal + -ize .] To bring under municipal oversight or control; as, a municipalized industry.

London people are now determined to centralize and to municipalize such services.
The Century.

Municipally adverb In a municipal relation or condition.

Munific adjective [ See Munificent .] Munificent; liberal. [ Obsolete or R.]

Munificate transitive verb [ Latin munificatus , past participle of munificare to present with a thing, from munificus . See Munificent .] To enrich. [ Obsolete]

Munificence noun [ Confer Latin munire to fortify.] Means of defense; fortification. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Munificence noun [ Latin munificentia : confer French munificence .] The quality or state of being munificent; a giving or bestowing with extraordinary liberality; generous bounty; lavish generosity.

The virtues of liberality and munificence .

Syn. -- Benevolence; beneficence; liberality; generosity; bounty; bounteousness. See Benevolence .

Munificent adjective [ Latin munificus ; munus service, gift + -ficare (in comp.) to make. Confer Immunity , -fy .] Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor. -- Mu*nif"i*cent*ly , adverb

Syn. -- Bounteous; bountiful; liberal; generous.

Munify transitive verb & i. [ See Munificate .] To prepare for defense; to fortify. [ Obsolete]

Muniment noun [ Latin munimentum , from munire to fortify. See Munition .]
1. The act of supporting or defending. [ Obsolete]

2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. "Other muniments and petty helps." Shak.

3. (Law) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title deeds and papers. Blount.

Muniment house or room , that room in a cathedral, castle, or other public building, which is used for keeping the records, charters, seals, deeds, and the like. Gwilt.

Munite transitive verb [ Latin munitus , past participle of munire to wall, fortify.] To fortify; to strengthen. [ Obsolete]

Munition noun [ French, munition of war, Latin munitio a fortifying, fortification, from munire to fortify, defend with a wall; confer moenia walls, murus (for moirus ) a wall, and Sanskrit mi to fix, make firm. Confer Ammunition .]
1. Fortification; stronghold. [ Obsolete]

His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks.
Is. xxxiii. 16.

2. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

The bodies of men, munition , and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.
Sir W. Raleigh.

Munity noun [ See Immunity .] Freedom; security; immunity. [ Obsolete] W. Montagu.