inhume

verb
in·hume | \ in-ˈhyüm \
inhumed; inhuming

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Other words from inhume

inhumation \ˌin-hyü-ˈmā-shən \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for inhume

Synonyms

bury, entomb, inter, lay, put away

Antonyms

disinter, exhume, unearth

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Examples of inhume in a Sentence

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

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Rather than inhume Bubbles and Freddy, Papdale students opted for a funeral at sea. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial," 3 Mar. 2017 Rather than inhume Bubbles and Freddy, Papdale students opted for a funeral at sea. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial," 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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