reinter

verb

re·​in·​ter (ˌ)rē-in-ˈtər How to pronounce reinter (audio)
reinterred; reinterring

transitive verb

: to inter (a dead body) again
Years later, those killed in earlier wars were reinterred and buried at Arlington, so that the cemetery now contains the bodies of servicemen from every war since the revolution.Emily Jashinsky
reinterment noun
plural reinterments
So prevalent were grave robberies that the pharaohs' loyal retainers often spirited away their masters' remains for reinterment in secret graves. Paul Martin

Examples of reinter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since 2008, a group of residents here has been searching for a place to build a memorial and reinter the remains of African Americans whose nearby burial ground was taken over by municipal projects. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 Reburials are delayed while the state has yet to distribute money necessary to fix the cemeteries and reinter them in new graves. Longreads, 9 Mar. 2022 In September of 1899, his body was exhumed by Cuban authorities to reinter him at a monument in his honor. Griffin Black, Scientific American, 12 Oct. 2020 Kukana Kama-Toth, vice chair of the Waimanalo Neighborhood Board, who helped reinter the remains, said they were treated with respect and protocols were followed. Sophie Cocke, ProPublica, 15 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinter was in 1611

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“Reinter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinter. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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