verb \in-ˈtüm, en-\

: to place (someone or something) in a tomb

Full Definition of ENTOMB

transitive verb
:  to deposit in or as if in a tomb :  bury
:  to serve as a tomb for
en·tomb·ment \-ˈtüm-mənt\ noun

Examples of ENTOMB

  1. <a number of Boston's historic notables are entombed in the Old Granary Burying Ground>

Origin of ENTOMB

Middle English entoumben, from Middle French entomber, from en- + tombe tomb
First Known Use: 1565


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