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mummify

[ muhm-uh-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF mummify

Synonyms for mummify

  • preserve
  • dry up
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They mummify the victim, as it were, and tuck him away for the morrow.

They mummify before decay sets in and turn into a leathery brown, similar to the mummies of Egypt.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French momifier, from momie "mummy," from Medieval Latin mumia (see mummy) + -fier "to make into" (see -fy). Related: Mummified; mummifying.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MUMMIFY

bury

verblay to rest after death

embalming

verbpreserve, immortalize
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