unburied

adjective

un·​bur·​ied ˌən-ˈber-ēd How to pronounce unburied (audio)
-ˈbe-rēd,
 also  -ˈbər-ēd
: not placed into the ground : not buried
an unburied corpse

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Israel houses the unburied bodies of 111 Palestinians, 16 of them from Jenin, according to detailed records shared with The Times by the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, an independent Palestinian rights watchdog. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2022 Despite the further confirmation, Alexei and his sister remain unburied. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 19 Nov. 2022 More than 50 unburied bodies were in a terrible state of decay, Minchenko said in an interview in early August. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2022 The operations often went bankrupt, leaving untended graves and, sometimes, unburied or partially buried corpses in various states of decomposition. Carson Kessler, ProPublica, 25 July 2022 Her act defies King Creon’s recent edict that Polynices be left to rot, unburied. Rachel Hadas, The Conversation, 8 July 2022 Many longtime enthusiasts—myself included—have reported seeing more littered toilet paper and unburied waste (a.k.a. surface turds) in the last two years than ever before. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, 25 Apr. 2022 Ukrainian authorities warned that civilians who are still in the southeastern port city face dangerously unsanitary conditions, while many of the dead from a two-month siege remain unburied. Inna Varenytsia And David Keyton, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2022 Ukrainian authorities warned that civilians who are still in the southeastern port city face dangerously unsanitary conditions, while many of the dead from a two-month siege remain unburied. Inna Varenytsia And David Keyton, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unburied was before the 12th century

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“Unburied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unburied. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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