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mummification

Noun

1 a condition resembling that of a mummy; "bureaucratic mummification in red tape"
2 (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color [syn: dry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis]
3 embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

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Noun

  1. The preserving of a dead body, by making it into a mummy.

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