- to treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams.
- to preserve from oblivion; keep in memory: his deeds embalmed in the hearts of his disciples.
- to cause to remain unchanged; prevent the development of.
- to impart a balmy fragrance to.
Origin of embalm
Examples from the Web for embalmer
Historical Examples of embalmer
The action of the air had already undone all the art of the embalmer.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
I have already placed in the hands of Chigron, the embalmer, a large sum of money.
A few minutes later the embalmer entered bringing them food.
“I think, indeed, that that will be the best plan,” the embalmer agreed.
You open the corpses, you go in and out of the house of the embalmer.Uarda, Complete
- to treat (a dead body) with preservatives, as by injecting formaldehyde into the blood vessels, to retard putrefaction
- to preserve or cherish the memory of
- poetic to give a sweet fragrance to
Word Origin for embalm
Word Origin and History for embalmer
- To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decay.