Embalmed
Embalm Em*balm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embalmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embalming}.] [F. embaumer; pref. em- (L. in) + baume balm. See {Balm}.] 1. To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction. [1913 Webster]

Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm ?is father; and the physicians embalmed Israel. --Gem. l. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume. [1913 Webster]

With fresh dews embalmed the earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance. [1913 Webster]

Those tears eternal that embalm the dead. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • embalmed — 1. To do or say something so inappropiate that there is no way to make amends. 2. To completely end a situation. 1. When I told Susan that the dress made her look fat, I really embalmed myself. 2. When Steve refused to pay me the $20 he borrowed …   Dictionary of american slang

  • embalmed — 1. To do or say something so inappropiate that there is no way to make amends. 2. To completely end a situation. 1. When I told Susan that the dress made her look fat, I really embalmed myself. 2. When Steve refused to pay me the $20 he borrowed …   Dictionary of american slang

  • embalmed — mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ By morning they were all embalmed. □ Bob was too embalmed to stand up …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • embalmed — adj Drunk, intoxicated. Lance was so embalmed that he didn t come to as they rolled him down the hill to the car. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • embalmed —   I aloa.    ♦ Embalmed body, i aloa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • embalmed — adj drunk. A now fairly rare, predominantly middle class euphemism, it is an old usage, probably coined in the 19th cen tury and inspired by balm (as a euphe mism for comforting liquor), balmy and the early 20th century American ism embalming… …   Contemporary slang

  • embalmed — em·balm || ɪm bɑːm v. mummify, preserve; perpetuate, immortalize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embalmed —    very drunk    Based on the lifeless condition of the subject and the intake of fluid which led to it.    Embalming fluid is cheap whisky …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • embalmed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bawmed — embalmed. Alys. 4670 …   Oldest English Words

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