inurn

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

Definition of inurn

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from inurn

inurnment \ i-​ˈnərn-​mənt How to pronounce inurnment (audio) \ noun

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 above ground, according to a comparison of the new proposals and current rules on the cemetery’s website. BostonGlobe.com, "The cemetery’s first official burial on May 13, 1864, came after the death of William Christman, 20, a Union soldier from Pennsylvania who had died of disease.," 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, "Veterans’ group to bury remains left at the Vietnam Wall," 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, "Veterans’ group to bury remains left at the Vietnam Wall," 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, "Deaths in Central Florida: 2/4," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of inurn

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of inurn was in 1602

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