disinter

verb dis·in·ter \ ˌdis-in-ˈtər \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of disinter

1 : to take out of the grave or tomb
2 : to bring back into awareness or prominence; also : to bring to light : unearth

disinterment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disinter in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of disinter

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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disinter Synonyms

Synonyms

exhume, unearth;

Antonyms

bury, entomb, inhume, inter, tomb;


DISINTER Defined for English Language Learners

disinter

Definition of disinter for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

disinter

transitive verb dis·in·ter \ ˌdis-ᵊn-ˈtər \

medical Definition of disinter

: to take out of the grave or tomb

disinterment

play \-mənt\ noun

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