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embalm

  

      vb   tr  
1    to treat (a dead body) with preservatives, as by injecting formaldehyde into the blood vessels, to retard putrefaction  
2    to preserve or cherish the memory of  
3    Poetic   to give a sweet fragrance to  
     (C13: from Old French embaumer; see balm)  
  embalmer      n  
  embalmment      n  
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embalm

  
1    mummify, preserve  
2      (of memories)   cherish, consecrate, conserve, enshrine, immortalize, store, treasure  
3      (poetic)   make fragrant, perfume, scent  

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