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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.


(Archaeology) preserved as a mummy
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As I approached it I saw that it was the dead and mummified remains of a little old woman with long black hair, and the thing it leaned over was a small charcoal burner upon which rested a round copper vessel containing a small quantity of greenish powder.
In the one case a man lies dead-alive four genera- tions -- mummified in ignorance and sloth -- and that qualifies him to command live people, and take their weal and woe into his impotent hands; and in the other case, a man lies bedded with death and worms four generations, and that qualifies him for office in the celestial camp.
The figures were scarce a foot in height and but for their diminutive proportions might have been the mummified bodies of once living men.
A mummified child long thought to have suffered from smallpox may have had an entirely different affliction, according to (http://journals.
It displays mummified animals from all over the region and Africa.
But, in 1890, two ships sailed into the Mersey with perhaps one of the more unusual manifests - 191/2 tonnes of mummified cats.
In Ancient Egypt, mummification was not limited to humans, explains the post, as from snakes and beetles to hippos and crocodiles, the Ancient Egyptians mummified all sorts of different creatures.
In a battle over which of two mummified guys possesses the world's oldest known tattoos, Otzi the Iceman has triumphed.
But this mummified cat was spotted in a skip in Cardiff.
VyYANA (CyHAN)- The mummified body of a child is among a group of indigenous Maori human remains to return to New Zealand from Europe after being taking more than a century ago, the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, said Thursday.