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English verb: mummify

1. mummify (stative) preserve while making lifeless

SamplesMummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold

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

SamplesTh Egyptians mummified their pharaohs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)embalm

Verb groupdry up, mummify

3. mummify (change) dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture

SamplesA mummified body was found.

Synonymsdry up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither

Verb groupmummify

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