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MUMMIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mummification mean? 

MUMMIFICATION (noun)
  The noun MUMMIFICATION has 3 senses:

1. a condition resembling that of a mummy
2. (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
3. embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

  Familiarity information: MUMMIFICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUMMIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1mummification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition resembling that of a mummy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

bureaucratic mummification in red tape

Hypernyms ("mummification" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 2mummification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

cold gangrene; dry gangrene; mumification necrosis; mummification

Hypernyms ("mummification" is a kind of...):

gangrene; slough; sphacelus (necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass)

Domain category:

pathology (the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases)


Sense 3mummification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("mummification" is a kind of...):

embalmment (preservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams and drugs and other chemicals)


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