reburial

noun
re·​buri·​al | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈber-ē-əl How to pronounce reburial (audio) , -ˈbe-rē- also -ˈbər-ē- \
plural reburials

Definition of reburial

: the act or an instance of burying something for a second or subsequent time Intact bones and fragments were secured and now await reburial at the site or nearby.— Adam Parker

First Known Use of reburial

1710, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About reburial

Time Traveler for reburial

Time Traveler

The first known use of reburial was in 1710

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near reburial

rebukingly

reburial

rebury

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for reburial

Cite this Entry

“Reburial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reburial. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on reburial

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for reburial

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!