What is another word for Embalming?

Pronunciation: [ɛmbˈɑːmɪŋ] (IPA)

The word embalming typically refers to the process of preserving a dead body with chemicals, often for burial or viewing purposes. However, there are several related terms that can be used as synonyms. "Preservation" is a general term that can apply to any method of maintaining a body after death, including refrigeration or natural mummification. "Mortuary science" encompasses a wide range of techniques and practices related to the care of the dead, including funeral planning and body preparation. "Thanatology" refers to the study of death and dying, and can encompass both the physical and emotional aspects of the process. Finally, "funeral rites" are the specific cultural or religious practices that are followed when someone dies and is buried or cremated.

What are the hypernyms for Embalming?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    corpse preservation, corpse treatment, funeral preparation.

Usage examples for Embalming

The other women also had gone to the tomb early bearing their spices for the Embalming, wondering on the way who should roll away for them the great stone that stood at the door of the tomb.
"Child's Story of the Bible"
Mary A. Lathbury
"Done," says I, "and in Embalming fluid, too.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
It was interested, because it was not only the unveiling of a monument for the old commander, the greatest and loftiest Southerner, and, as the South holds, man, of his time; it was an occasion consecrated to the whole South; it was the Embalming in precious memories, and laying away in the tomb of the Southern Confederacy: the apotheosis of the Southern people.
"The Burial of the Guns"
Thomas Nelson Page

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