verb (used with object)
Origin of embalm
Examples from the Web for embalmer
In the first place, the embalmer was a medical practitioner, and legally pursued his craft.
"He has gone to his work in the house of the embalmer," was the answer.Uarda, Complete|Georg Ebers
A preservative fluid had been injected by the embalmer a few hours before into the left femoral artery.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
Upon entering the apartment, which was some twenty feet square, they found that the embalmer had not exaggerated what he had done.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty
The sheet they left me kept off no drafts, and I felt like a corpse ready for the embalmer, and likely appeared one.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
British Dictionary definitions for embalmer
Word Origin for embalm
Word Origin and History for embalmer
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.