1. mummify, continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve

usage: preserve while making lifeless; "mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

2. mummify, embalm

usage: remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it; "Th Egyptians mummified their pharaohs"

3. mummify, dry up, shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither

usage: dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; "a mummified body was found"

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