Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of burying in the ground, especially as opposed to incremation; interment.
- n. In chem., a method, now obsolete, of digesting substances by burying the vessel containing them in warm earth or manure.
- n. The act of burial.
- n. The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.
- n. medicine arenation
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of inhuming or burying; interment.
- n. (Old Chem.) The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.
- n. (Med.) Arenation.
- n. the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
- From inhume + -ation (Wiktionary)
“Death isn’t good for profits, you see, and self-inhumation is taken very seriously.”
“Like the others she had seen, this was no careful inhumation, but the hurried concealment of a crime.”
“One of the funerary practices in widespread use by the early English ‘Anglo-Saxons’, before they converted to Christianity, was inhumation burial with grave goods.”
“Two other inhumation burials, each containing a man buried with weapons and a horse, were excavated at RAF Lakenheath in 1997 and 1999.”
“I remember one study from an English inhumation cemetery (I will look up the reference when I have time) reported the average (mean, I think) height of the men at around six feet.”
“The Jewish nation, though they entertained the old way of inhumation, yet sometimes admitted this practice.”
“Many have taken voluminous pains to determine the state of the soul upon disunion; but men have been most phantastical in the singular contrivances of their corporal dissolution: whilst the soberest nations have rested in two ways, of simple inhumation and burning.”
“Single inhumation was the most common form of burial, although cremation was also used.”
“Through these analyses we will be able to determine the evolution of the Sagalassos population's diet and find any hierarchy in the access of resources (correlated to anthropological data (sex, age, DNA result, etc.), topographic data (location of the graves) and period of inhumation).”
“Again, only DNA analysis will allow us to determine if this "marginal" burial area had a special function; for example, dedicated to the inhumation of mothers and children from one family.”
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