disinter


dis·in·ter

verb \ˌdis-in-ˈtər\

: to take (a body) out of a grave or tomb : to dig up (a body)

Full Definition of DISINTER

transitive verb
1
:  to take out of the grave or tomb
2
:  to bring back into awareness or prominence; also :  to bring to light :  unearth
dis·in·ter·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISINTER

  1. The body was disinterred for further study.
  2. <the Egyptian mummy was carefully disinterred in hopes that it would yield secrets about the Old Kingdom>

First Known Use of DISINTER

1611

Related to DISINTER

Synonyms
exhume, unearth
Antonyms
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, tomb

dis·in·ter

transitive verb \ˌdis-ən-ˈtər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISINTER

: to take out of the grave or tomb
dis·in·ter·ment \-mənt\ noun

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