Embalm

Em*balm"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embalmed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Embalming.] [F. embaumer; pref. em- (L. in) + baume balm. See Balm.] 1. To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
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Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm is father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
Gem. l. 2.
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2. To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
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With fresh dews embalmed the earth.
Milton.
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3. To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.
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Those tears eternal that embalm the dead.
Pope.
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