Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of mummifying, or making into a mummy.
- n. In pathology, dry gangrene. See gangrene, 1.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of making a mummy.
- n. (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
- n. a condition resembling that of a mummy
- n. embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy
“Scientists acknowledge that most natural mummification is produced in the absence of water and in the presence of soil that is salty, or rich in nitrates and aluminum.”
“The practice of self-mummification, which is a form of suicide after all, had to be outlawed to prevent Buddhist priests from offing themselves this way.”
“Mummies of the World will feature natural mummification, which is when a body was accidentally put through the process.”
“We were excited to see the Egyptian "mummification" exhibit.”
“Gill Scott, the Great North Museum's Egyptology expert, explained to me that both acts "mean that nobody can say her name and revive her spirit in the after-world", and both acts must have been done by somebody closely involved in the mummification process.”
“If you read the list of ingredients in these buns, this mysterious mummification becomes less of a mystery:”
“Indeed, she admits that the mummification process gives her pause.”
“Fascinating Mummies" brings together a selection of pieces from the museum centered around mummification and death rituals, including recent cat scans of mummies, revealing previously unseen contents of the sarcophagi.”
“This show could not survive without his biting dark wit, even if Stefan were to stay as chatty as he was while he cooked Elena dinner to apologize for being AWOL as he began starving his brother to the point of mummification.”
“Egyptians used potash made from the minerals available at the Dead Sea for mummification purposes and Cleopatra is rumored to have swum in the waters and used the mud on her skin.”
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