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  • v. Present participle of embalm.
  • n. The work of an embalmer.


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  • So it could just be a difference of terminology as to what we call embalming in America versus what they call embalming in Rome.

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  • You may be surprised to learn that embalming is almost nevcr required for the deceased.

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  • For the most part, however, embalming is not required and is undesirable due to the highly toxic chemicals used and the invasive procedures required for embalming.

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  • The Egyptians used it in embalming, filling body cavities with powdered myrrh.

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  • The Egyptians used it in embalming and Moses is said to have used cinnamon oil to anoint the Ark of the Covenant.

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  • The theory that embalming is an essential hygienic measure has long been put forward by the funeral industry.

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  • Some rather solid-sounding sounding justifications for the procedure have been advanced, above and beyond the fact that embalming is good business for the undertaker because it helps him to sell more expensive caskets.

    The Undertaker's Racket

  • Outside of medical circles, people who are otherwise reasonably knowledgeable and sophisticated take for granted not only that embalming is done for reasons of sanitation but that it is required by law.

    The Undertaker's Racket

  • But there is already speculation that Kim Jong-il's body could undergo a long-term embalming process so that it can join his father's on permanent display in the mausoleum.

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  • Myrrh was used in embalming dead bodies (Joh 19: 39); was an ingredient in the holy anointing oil (Ex 30: 23); a perfume of the heavenly Bridegroom (Ps

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