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entomb

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verb en·tomb \in-ˈtüm, en-\

Simple Definition of entomb

  • : to place (someone or something) in a tomb

Full Definition of entomb

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deposit in or as if in a tomb :  bury

  3. 2 :  to serve as a tomb for

en·tomb·ment play \-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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