verb (used with object)
Origin of embalm
Examples from the Web for embalm
And down in the smoking-room he sat before the fire, in one of those chairs which embalm after-dinner dreams.Five Tales|John Galsworthy
We treasure a good thing when we hear it, and love to embalm it.Liverpool a few years since|James Aspinall
This was the reason why they took so much pains to embalm the body.Vestiges of the Mayas|Augustus Le Plongeon
I loved it and left it on the stalk, in the true Emersonian spirit, and here I do my little best to embalm its memory.The Foot-path Way|Bradford Torrey
P—— should preach your funeral sermon, and S——, the poisoner of other characters, embalm your memory.
British Dictionary definitions for embalm
Word Origin for embalm
Word Origin and History for embalm
mid-14c., from Middle French embaumer "preserve (a corpse) with spices," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + baume "balm" (see balm) + -er verbal suffix. The -l- inserted in English 1500s in imitation of Latin. Related: Embalmed; embalming.