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Synonyms for mummify

to make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture

Synonyms for mummify

preserve while making lifeless

remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it

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dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture

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The ancient Egyptians are well-known for mummifying humans, but scientists are discovering that they created mummies of the animal sort--cats, rams, crocodiles, birds, and many other creature--even more frequently.
But the objects' functionality has been annihilated, for they were covered with sheaths of black adhesive leather, revealing the objects' shapes but mummifying them, as it were, while subjecting them to an act of negation.
MUMMIFYING MUSIC: ``Nothing decorates a room faster, easier and more economically than music.
Other fanciful experiments include mummifying a hot dog, making a rocket launcher, and building a 20-foot-high tower out of paper and tape.
Klamen creates a browned-out world with an attendant aura of instant nostalgia, mimicking the mummifying practices of early art conservation, and everywhere evoking a sense of painting's possible function as an inventory of dead things.
Mummifying Alan will be shown on Channel 4 later this month and will be the first embalming experiment to be broadcast on television.