verb (used with object)
Origin of embalm
Examples from the Web for embalming
I told you embalming is a legal requirement for public sanitation?13 Revelations From Reddit’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Thread Exposing Alleged Industry Secrets|Nina Strochlic|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In embalming Him, therefore, she unconsciously embalmed herself.
My view of the origin of embalming both men and animals is borne out by another striking circumstance.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
And as to the fact, he added, embalming was the privilege of the rich, and of some sacred species of animals.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for embalming
Word Origin for embalm
Word Origin and History for embalming
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.