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

Definition of reinter

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

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reinterment \ (ˌ)rē-​in-​ˈtər-​mənt How to pronounce reinter (audio) \ 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

First Known Use of reinter

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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