What is another word for mummification?

Pronunciation: [mˌʌmɪfɪkˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Mummification is an ancient process that involves preserving a body after death. However, there are several synonyms or related terms which describe this process. The first is 'embalming', which is the process of treating a corpse with preservatives to delay decomposition. This process is very similar to mummification but is typically only done on people who are not of royalty. Another related term is 'desiccation', which is the process of drying out a body to preserve it. This process is commonly seen in natural mummification like what has happened in ancient Egyptian mummies. Other related terms include 'preservation', 'conservation', and 'enzymology', which refer to the methods used to preserve a dead body.

What are the hypernyms for Mummification?

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What are the hyponyms for Mummification?

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Usage examples for Mummification

The result is to shut off the blood supply to the distal parts of the body, where the circulation is weakest, and thus to produce a mummification or dry gangrene of the extremities, as the ears, tail, feet, etc.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
In the back of the lorry were the jerry-cans of water and the supplies that meant the difference between life and mummification from sun and heat.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth"
Dallas McCord Reynolds
This brief pleasure ended, he became expressionless and relapsed into complete mummification.
"Harlequin and Columbine"
Booth Tarkington

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