Definition for EM-BALM'

EM-BALM', v.t. [embàm; Fr. embaumer, from baume, balm, from balsam; It. imbalsamare; Sp. embalsamar.]

  1. To open a dead body, take out the intestines, and fill their place with odoriferous and desiccative spices and drugs, to prevent its putrefaction. Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. Gen. 1.
  2. To with sweet scent. Milton.
  3. To preserve, with care and affection, from loss or decay. The memory of my beloved daughter is embalmed in my heart. N. W. Virtue alone, with lasting grace, / Embalms the beauties of the face. J. Trumbull.

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