entomb

verb
en·tomb | \in-ˈtüm, en-\
entombed; entombing; entombs

Definition of entomb 

transitive verb

1 : to deposit in or as if in a tomb : bury

2 : to serve as a tomb for

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Other Words from entomb

entombment \in-ˈtüm-mənt, en- \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for entomb

Synonyms

bury, inhume, inter, lay, put away

Antonyms

disinter, exhume, unearth

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Examples of entomb in a Sentence

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

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Michael Jackson was entombed in 2009 in the mausoleum at the opulent cemetery that is also the final resting place of Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney. Andrew Dalton, The Seattle Times, "Joe Jackson buried in same LA-area cemetery as son Michael," 2 July 2018 The victims’ bodies cannot be recovered as they are entombed in a deep crevasse under glacial ice in the national park. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Summer solstice is here and Trump’s halt to family separations brings confusion, big questions | Thursday Morning Brief, June 21," 22 June 2018 At the most, the whole vehicle will be crushed and entomb the four crewmembers within. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How the Pentagon Could Destroy All Monsters," 22 Mar. 2018 That same day, the British entombed their own unknown soldier with similar honors in Westminster Abbey. Matthew J. Davenport, WSJ, "‘The Unknowns’ Review: Fallen Sons, Unforgotten," 24 May 2018 Others skipped the niche entirely and entombed the cremated remains behind a marble plaque. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium," 1 Mar. 2018 Unlike the ocean - with its corrosive salt water - the Great Lakes have a reputation of entombing their wrecks in almost pristine condition. CBS News, "Divers race to find Great Lakes shipwrecks threatened by invasive species," 10 July 2018 Michael Jackson was entombed in 2009 in the mausoleum at the opulent cemetery that is also the final resting place of Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney. Andrew Dalton, Fox News, "Joe Jackson buried in same cemetery as son Michael Jackson," 4 July 2018 Soon, water and mud piled on top of her until she was nearly entombed. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "They moved from Mason to CA. Then, disaster hit: 'It felt like being inside a trash compactor'," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of entomb

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entomb

Middle English entoumben, from Middle French entomber, from en- + tombe tomb

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entomb

verb

English Language Learners Definition of entomb

: to place (someone or something) in a tomb

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