|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 |
embalm em·balm (ěm-bäm')
v. em·balmed, em·balm·ing, em·balms
To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decay.