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Definition of mummify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mummify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mummify
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it mummifies
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪz//
 
past simple mummified
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪd//
 
past participle mummified
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form mummifying
BrE BrE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌmɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
Death
 
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[usually passive] mummify something to preserve a dead body by treating it with special oils and wrapping it in cloth synonym embalm See related entries: Death
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mummify