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tr.v. em·balmed, em·balm·ing, em·balms
1. To treat (a corpse) with preservatives in order to prevent decay.
2. To protect from change or oblivion; preserve or fix: "A precedent embalms a principle" (Benjamin Disraeli).
3. To impart fragrance to; perfume: Spicy aromas embalmed the air.

[Middle English embaumen, from Old French embasmer : en-, in; see en-1 + basme, balm; see balm.]

em·balm′er n.
em·balm′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embalmer - a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
funeral director, funeral undertaker, mortician, undertaker - one whose business is the management of funerals


[ɪmˈbɑːməʳ] Nembalsamador(a) m/f


[ɪmˈbɑːməʳ] nimbalsamatore/trice
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