mummification

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making a mummy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
  • noun a condition resembling that of a mummy
  • noun embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

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Examples

  • 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 Mummies of Guanajuato: Powerful Memento Mori

  • 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 Mummies of Guanajuato: Powerful Memento Mori

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • 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.

    The Self-Mummified Monks of Japan

  • Mummies of the World will feature natural mummification, which is when a body was accidentally put through the process.

    LAist

  • We were excited to see the Egyptian "mummification" exhibit.

    Recent Reviews Near San Francisco, CA

  • If you read the list of ingredients in these buns, this mysterious mummification becomes less of a mystery:

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: What's In The Non-Chicken Half Of The McNugget

  • Indeed, she admits that the mummification process gives her pause.

    Waxing Poetic

  • "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.

    What's On Around Europe

  • 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.

    British Museum handsomely fulfils its duties to England outside London

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