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embalm

verb [T] uk   us   /ɪmˈbɑːm/
to use chemicals to prevent a dead body from decaying
embalmer
noun [C] uk   /-bɑː.mər/  us   /-bɑː.mɚ/
Translations of “embalm”
in Vietnamese ướp (xác chết)…
in Spanish embalsamar…
in Thai ดองศพ…
in Malaysian mengawet…
in French embaumer…
in German einbalsamieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用藥物等)對(屍體)進行防腐處理…
in Indonesian membalsem…
in Russian бальзамировать…
in Turkish mumyalamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用药物等)对(尸体)进行防腐处理…
in Polish balsamować…
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