inhume

verb

in·​hume in-ˈhyüm How to pronounce inhume (audio)
inhumed; inhuming
inhumation noun

Examples of inhume in a Sentence

there were so many dead that it was impossible to inhume them all promptly
Recent Examples on the Web In the touring production presented by Broadway in Boston and inhumed at the Citizens Bank Opera House through May 14, the life we’re given gets all the bells and whistles, not to mention props and wisecracks. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2023 Rather than inhume Bubbles and Freddy, Papdale students opted for a funeral at sea. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 3 Mar. 2017 Rather than inhume Bubbles and Freddy, Papdale students opted for a funeral at sea. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 3 Mar. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inhume was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Inhume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhume. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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