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v. mum·mi·fied, mum·mi·fy·ing, mum·mi·fies
1. To make into a mummy by embalming and drying.
2. To cause to shrivel and dry up.
To shrivel or dry up like a mummy.

mum′mi·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mummification - a condition resembling that of a mummy; "bureaucratic mummification in red tape"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.mummification - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
gangrene, slough, sphacelus - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
3.mummification - embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy
embalmment - preservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams and drugs and other chemicals


[ˌmʌmɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nmomificación f


nMumifizierung f


n. momificación, conversión a un estado similar al de una momia tal como en la gangrena seca o en el estado de un feto que muere y permanece en la matriz.
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