entomb

verb
en·​tomb | \ in-ˈtüm How to pronounce entomb (audio) , 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 How to pronounce entombment (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for entomb

Synonyms

bury, hearse, inhume, inter, lay, put away, tomb

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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The bombs damaged, and in some cases totally destroyed, several of the streets and buildings archaeologists had already unearthed from the thick layer of ash that entombed the city. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Unexploded World War II bombs may still be buried at Pompeii," 8 July 2019 The massive Runit Dome, on Runit Island, is where the U.S. entombed radioactive waste four decades ago from nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, "Radiation in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says," 15 July 2019 An Oregon man's life savings almost ended up entombed in a California landfill. Fox News, "Oregon man reunited with nearly $23G discovered in shoe box at recycling sorting facility in California," 5 Aug. 2019 Frances Farmer died at the age of 56 after a battle with esophageal cancer and is entombed at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers, within the first level of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Chapel mausoleum. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Dillinger, Dean and more: 12 famous graves in Indiana," 7 Aug. 2019 Within the mausoleum, there is a crypt for families who have lost an infant or had a stillborn child, to entomb their children at no cost. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "The Church Challenging Washington State’s One-Size-Fits-All Abortion Requirement," 10 July 2019 They were carbonized in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, entombed underground for more than a millennium and discovered 267 years ago — the pages of papyrus fused together like rings of an oak. Washington Post, "How do you read ancient scrolls too brittle to unfurl? An American scientist may have an answer.," 2 July 2019 How is that going to get into a marine environment to entomb a living, moving cephalopod? Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "This ancient sea creature fossilized in tree resin. How'd that happen?," 13 May 2019 Thirty-five years ago, three young men from wealthy families kidnapped a bus full of 26 schoolchildren and their driver in this San Joaquin Valley community and entombed them in a rock quarry. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: The 1976 Chowchilla bus kidnapping," 15 July 2019

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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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