Meaning of “mummify” in the English Dictionary

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"mummify" in British English

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mummifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmʌm.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈmʌm.ə.faɪ/


  • Ancient Egyptians also took as much time and care to mummify their pets as they did with people.
  • Ancient Egyptians took about 70 days to mummify a body.
  • Archaeologists found several other mummified horses in the area.
  • For thousands of years, groups around the world mummified people.
  • However, some mummies were naturally mummified.
  • It was expensive to pay people to mummify bodies.
  • People around the world were mummified in different ways, but all mummies help archaeologists learn about the past.
  • Some of these groups also mummified animals.
  • Some people mummified dead bodies like the Egyptians did.
  • The bodies were naturally mummified thousands of years ago.
  • These animals were mummified and covered with bronze.
  • They buried people with mummified birds, so the dead could learn in the afterlife.
  • They often mummified and buried cats with queens.

(Definition of “mummify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)