Verb(1) preserve while making lifeless(2) remove the organs and dry out (a dead body(3) dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
(1) A highly effective desiccator, this mineral - in the form of a paste called natron - was one of the ingredients used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their queens and kings.(2) This fungus causes fruit to shrivel and mummify .(3) I found Fiedler's body first - the pilot no longer looked drowned, but rather mummified , desiccated, as if by a hundred years of desert winds.(4) This explains why the Egyptians mummified the dead: so that the ka, on its return, would find the body not decomposed.(5) They were often mummified - and, sometimes, mice were also entombed with the cats, to keep them well-fed on their metaphorical journey to the next world.(6) The team has concluded - based on the identification of at least five different types of embalming material - that great care was taken in the mummification of this king.(7) The catacombs date back to the 1599 when the local priests mummified a holy monk for all to see.(8) In ancient Egypt, cats and dogs were mummified because they were believed to have an afterlife, and Egyptian Gods had animal heads.(9) Eventually their bodies were mummified , preserved, and fossilized as the caves filled with sediments.(10) In ancient Egypt, people were mummified in order to help them attain eternal life.(11) He, therefore, knew very well that his body would be mummified like those of his predecessors whose royal relics he had looked after.(12) Three years later a partially mummified corpse was found in the grounds of a clinic in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.(13) Yet here they too were mummified by natural means, as corrosive body fluids drained away into the same hot dry sand which desiccated and preserved their skin, hair and nails.(14) Different shades of dark gray are also shown by mummified plant and animal fragments and by dehydrated components of microbiota.(15) The remains of Pleistocene mammals in Alaska and Siberia have been discovered in permafrost, which resulted in the body tissue being preserved through desiccation-induced mummification .(16) When a Sapa Inca died his body was mummified and thereafter became the focus of a cult.
(1) mummify :: momifye
1. dry up ::
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