Definition of embalm:
- To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate ( a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
- To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
- To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.
She gives men language to justify their misdeeds, teaches them how to embalm their errors in the secretion of their intellects, and even preserves the lying epitaphs which they inscribe over the remains of their vanity and pride.- "The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.)", Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké.
- "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.
- "News from the Duchy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.