Word for today is

Embalm

means

  1. to treat a dead body so as to preserve it with chemicals, drugs or balsams.
  2. to preserve from oblivion; keep in memory
  3. prevent the development of
  4.  to impart balmy fragrance to

 

The word originated from Old French embalmer ; emba (u)smer,   equivalent to em- em-1+ -ba (u) smer,  verbal derivative of ba (u)sme balm.

 

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