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  • adj. Not embalmed.


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un- +‎ embalmed


  • Cremating an unembalmed body (or burying it in real dirt) would seem obviously less costly and more eco-friendly.

    Boing Boing

  • Listen, the morgue cannot hold a body unembalmed indefinitely.

    CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2007

  • You need to have a blood specimen that is from an unembalmed person in order to do any type of testing like this.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2007

  • If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then thou art as far removed from the Almighty as the flushings of cholera mixed with the decaying flesh of the unembalmed corpse.

    Think Progress » NBC: Saddam’s Execution Could ‘Fuel The Civil War’

  • The guide carefully explains that this is caused from a natural muscle movement during the process of rigor in an unembalmed body.

    The Mummies of Guanajuato: Powerful Memento Mori

  • He walked to the last of three stainless steel tables and took the unembalmed body in his arms.

    Violets Are Blue

  • He described the body as being "that of a well-developed, well-nourished, unembalmed white female."

    My Dark Places

  • The body is cold and unembalmed with full rigor and posterior dependent fixed lividity.

    The Black Echo

  • In an effort to sift fact from fiction and to get an objective opinion on the matter, I sought out Dr. Jesse Carr, chief of pathology at the San Francisco General Hospital and professor of pathology at the University of California Medical School, I wanted to know specifically how, and to what extent, and under what circumstances an unembalmed cadaver poses a health threat to the living.

    The Undertaker's Racket

  • The shallow loculus would have been singularly inappropriate and inconvenient where an unembalmed body was laid out to decay, as there would evidently be no means of shutting it off from the rest of the catacomb.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


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