verb in·hume \in-ˈhyüm\

Definition of INHUME

transitive verb
:  bury, inter
in·hu·ma·tion \ˌin-hyü-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of INHUME

  1. <there were so many dead that it was impossible to inhume them all promptly>

Origin of INHUME

probably from French inhumer, from Medieval Latin inhumare, from Latin in- + humus earth — more at humble
First Known Use: 1604


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