inurn

verb

in·​urn i-ˈnərn How to pronounce inurn (audio)
inurned; inurning; inurns

transitive verb

1
: entomb
2
: to place in an urn
inurn cremated remains

Examples of inurn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The proposal also would end burial eligibility for military retirees but still allow them to be inurned aboveground, according to a comparison of the new proposals and current rules on the cemetery’s website. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2019 The proposal also would end burial eligibility for military retirees but still allow them to be inurned above ground, according to a comparison of the new proposals and current rules on the cemetery’s website. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2019 They will be inurned with full military honors at an in-ground vault at a private cemetery in Manassas, Va. Michael E. Ruane, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2018 The cremains will be inurned with full military honors at an in-ground vault at a private cemetery in Manassas, the statement said. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, 30 May 2018 Virginia will be cremated and inurned in the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC with her husband. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, 4 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inurn was in 1602

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“Inurn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inurn. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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