mortician

Lots of kids want to grow up to be astronauts, firefighters, or doctors. Not too many want to be morticians, which makes sense: a mortician runs a funeral home.

One of the saddest facts of life is that we all die, but that fact is a little less sad if you're a mortician — their business depends on death. Morticians — also called undertakers and funeral directors — do various jobs, such as planning a funeral, helping people pick a coffin, and preparing the body of the person who died. Morticians also need to be skilled at comforting, because they are constantly working with people who are sad and angry at the death of their family or friends.

DEFINITIONS OF: mortician

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n one whose business is the management of funerals

Synonyms:
funeral director, funeral undertaker, undertaker
Types:
embalmer
a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills
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