re·​bury | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈber-ē How to pronounce rebury (audio) , -ˈbe-rē also -ˈbər-ē \
reburied; reburying; reburies

Definition of rebury

transitive verb

: to bury (something or someone) again Museum administrators, too, are anxious about, and at times baffled by, the desire on the part of Native Americans to retrieve and rebury their ancestors' remains.— Douglas J. Preston However in 2011 the federal agency decided to pursue a $28 million plan that calls for barrels with solid waste to be dug up and then reburied on-site in a lined landfill.— Michael Cooper

First Known Use of rebury

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Rebury.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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