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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To dig up or remove from a grave or tomb; exhume.
  • transitive verb To bring to public notice; disclose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take out of a grave or out of the earth; exhume: as, to disinter a dead body.
  • To take out as if from a grave; bring from obscurity into view.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
  • transitive verb To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
  • verb To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

Etymologies

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Adapted from French désenterrer.

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