inhume

verb
in·​hume | \ in-ˈhyüm How to pronounce inhume (audio) \
inhumed; inhuming

Definition of inhume

Other Words from inhume

inhumation \ ˌin-​hyü-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce inhume (audio) \ noun

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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 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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First Known Use of inhume

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inhume

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

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“Inhume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhume. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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