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Verb: mummify  'mú-mu,fI
  1. Preserve while making lifeless
    "mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"
  2. Remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
    "The Egyptians mummified their pharaohs"
  3. Dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
    "a mummified body was found";
    - dry up

Derived forms: mummifying, mummifies, mummified

Type of: bear on, carry on, continue, embalm, preserve, shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, uphold, wither

Encyclopedia: Mummify