inhume

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verb in·hume \in-ˈhyüm\

Definition of inhume

inhumed

;

inhuming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bury, inter

inhumation

play \ˌin-hyü-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of inhume in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of inhume

probably from French inhumer, from Medieval Latin inhumare, from Latin in- + humus earth — more at humble



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