mummify
verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1628 transitive verb 1. to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy 2. a. to make into or like a mummy b. to cause to dry up and shrivel intransitive verb to dry up and shrivel like a mummy • mummification noun

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  • Mummify — Mum mi*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mummified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mummifying}.] [Mummy + fy: cf. F. momifier.] To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy. Hall (1646). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mummify — mum mi*fy v. i. To turn into a mummy like corpse; to dry up with unusually little decomposition; said of dead animals; as, A mummified body was found in the attic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mummify — (v.) 1620s, from Fr. momifier, from momie mummy, from M.L. mumia (see MUMMY (Cf. mummy)) + fier to make into (see FY (Cf. fy)). Related: Mummified; mummifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • mummify — ► VERB (mummifies, mummified) 1) (especially in ancient Egypt) preserve (a body) as a mummy. 2) dry up (a body) and so preserve it. DERIVATIVES mummification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • mummify — [mum′ə fī΄] vt. mummified, mummifying [ MUMMY1 + FY] to make into or like a mummy vi. to shrivel or dry up mummification n …   English World dictionary

  • mummify — UK [ˈmʌmɪfaɪ] / US [ˈmʌmɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms mummify : present tense I/you/we/they mummify he/she/it mummifies present participle mummifying past tense mummified past participle mummified to preserve a dead body by treating it with …   English dictionary

  • mummify — mummification, n. /mum euh fuy /, v., mummified, mummifying. v.t. 1. to make (a dead body) into a mummy, as by embalming and drying. 2. to make (something) resemble a mummy. v.i. 3. to dry or shrivel up. [1620 30; MUMMY1 + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mummify — verb a) To make into a mummy, by preserving a dead body. b) To become a mummy. See Also: embalm, mummification …   Wiktionary

  • mummify — mum·mi·fy məm i .fī vb, fied; fy·ing vt 1) to embalm and dry as or as if a mummy 2 a) to make into or like a mummy b) to cause to dry up and shrivel vi to dry up and shrivel like a mummy <a mummified fetus> …   Medical dictionary

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