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English definition of “embalm”

embalm

verb [T] uk   /ɪmˈbɑːm/ us  
to use chemicals to prevent a dead body from decayingBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
embalmer
noun [C] uk   /-bɑː.mər/ us    /-bɑː.mɚ/
Burying, cremating and preserving bodies
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