embalmverb [ T ]uk /ɪmˈbɑːm/ us /ɪmˈbɑːm/
noun [ C ] uk /ɪmˈbɑː.mər/ us /ɪmˈbɑː.mɚ/
Examples from literature
- Mrs. Murphy jumped to the conclusion that it would only cost two or three dollars to embalm her dead husband, and so she telegraphed "Yes."
- On the arrival of the body at Government House it was immediately embalmed, and lay in State for several days, being then transported to England.
- The embalmed bodies of kings were preserved in marble sarcophagi, and hidden in gigantic monuments.
- The entrails had been badly embalmed, and it was their fermentation which caused the accident.
- Thus died Daniel, and for seven days the women sat apart upon the ground and mourned him, while the men embalmed his body and made it ready for burial.