American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To place in or as if in a tomb or grave.
- v. To serve as a tomb for.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; bury; inter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume.
- v. place in a grave or tomb
“And his defpifed name entomb'd In dark oblivion lie i”
“They would bury the entire nuclear power plant in asphalt and "entomb" it in place.”
“Most English translations give "entomb" for "begraben," but I've been struck by the way the English word "engrave" includes the same root.”
“The costs of the ultimate disposal project also are sure to rise, with no plan in sight to replace the now-canceled plan to entomb the waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain.”
“With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric TEPCO is moving the disaster into uncharted waters.”
“You carry the burdens, entomb yourself in silence, conceal demon-history from all others and most times from yourself.”
“They admitted that they might have to entomb the reactors in concrete, the measure finally taken at Chernobyl -- but one that worked only after extraordinary amounts of radiation had been released and, by some studies, the lifespans of one million people shortened.”
“With that leak sealed, the plan is to inject heavyweight "kill mud" into the lower part of the blowout preventer, followed by cement that will effectively entomb the well.”
“Engineers plan to shoot heavy mud into the crippled blowout preventer on top of the well, then permanently entomb the leak in concrete.”
“The agency will require GE to dredge PCB-contaminated sediment more effectively during the rest of the cleanup than in the first phase, and allow less "capping" — a procedure that involves anchoring heavy sediment to the river bottom to entomb toxic material there.”
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in; within; to place; to cause to be in; to restrict
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