Definition of embalm verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

embalm

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪmˈbɑm//
 
embalm somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embalm
 
he / she / it embalms
 
past simple embalmed
 
-ing form embalming
 
 
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to prevent a dead body from decaying by treating it with special substances to preserve it
 
noun
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