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  • n. The preserving of a dead body, by making it into a mummy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making a mummy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of mummifying, or making into a mummy.
  • n. In pathology, dry gangrene. See gangrene, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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