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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Joseph  commanded  his  servants,  the  physicians,  to 
  embalm  ?is  father;  and  the  physicians  embalmed 
  Israel.  --Gem.  l.  2. 
 
  2.  To  fill  or  imbue  with  sweet  odor;  to  perfume. 
 
  With  fresh  dews  embalmed  the  earth.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  preserve  from  decay  or  oblivion  as  if  with  balm;  to 
  perpetuate  in  remembrance. 
 
  Those  tears  eternal  that  embalm  the  dead.  --Pope. 




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