embalming fluid


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embalming fluid

1. Literally, a type of fluid that is used to preserve a corpse. ("Embalming" is the process of injecting a corpse with such fluid.) We haven't injected the embalming fluid yet—that's the next step.
2. slang Liquor, especially whiskey. If I keep drinking this embalming fluid, I'll be drunk in no time!
See also: embalm, fluid

embalming fluid

n. strong liquor; raw whiskey. Bartender, pour out this embalming fluid and get me your best.
See also: embalm, fluid
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[ClickPress, Tue Jul 30 2019] Market Research Hub (MRH) has actively included a new research study titled "Global Embalming Fluid Market Insights, Forecast to 2025" to its wide online repository.
The present study has been embraced to evaluate the dangerous impacts of formaldehyde vapour emerging from embalming fluids over Indian medical students during routine dissection.
There are the hundreds of thousands of gallons of embalming fluid used every year to pretty up decaying bodies for viewing at the funeral.
So there were zombie-proof coffins and party packs of embalming fluid alongside drive-through funeral homes and eco-death suits that act as fertile ground for mushrooms.
Their three gifts - gold for kingship, frankincense for priesthood and sacrificial prayers, myrrh for death (an embalming fluid!) - were considered and discussed before the congregation moved on to think about commitment for the New Year.
It is also used in jet fuels, rubber petroleum products, transformer oil and embalming fluid. As if this were not enough, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) warns that BHT should not be allowed to enter the environment, can cause liver damage, and is harmful to aquatic organisms.
Laced with ethanol, embalming fluid or battery acid to give it more kick, this substance is regularly blamed for causing blindness and death when the criminal syndicates behind the trade mix it wrongly.
A sweet smell, which has been identified as embalming fluid, is always present when Zozzaby puts in an appearance, and sometimes a green aura has been seen around the creepy clown.
Excessive formaldehyde vapor in the working area can be caused by a work environment that facilitates the spillage of formalin; poor condition of cadavers, which causes embalming fluid to leak; a high formaldehyde concentration in the air (>0.50 ppm) or in cadaveric tissues (0.22 ppm); poor ventilation in the dissection rooms; lack of strict and appropriate guidelines for handling embalmed cadavers and prosected specimens; or ignorance of consequences of formalin exposure (Balmes, 2004).
And while I'd place Benedict Cumberbatch higher on any list of actors who have slipped into the brogues of Basil Rathbone, I would say that Downey Jr does a fine job of portraying an eccentric - he sips formaldehyde (embalming fluid) from a crystal brandy glass - scruffy, unshaven Holmes.
When the war ended, the practice of embalming did not, due in part to the fact that chemical companies, which manufactured embalming fluid, also founded the nation's first mortuary schools.
Winston van der Kemp, a colourful Afrikaans-speaking mortician (and former physician) employed by a group of African funeral directors in Cape Town who value his expert technique, explained his own personal 'formula' for embalming fluid, which was perfected after a great deal of his own 'private research' on pauper burials:
Traditional funeral and burial processes bury formaldehyde-containing embalming fluid to the tune of hundreds of thousands of gallons a year, along with more than 2,000 tons of copper and bronze.