from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To place in a grave; bury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bury in a grave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deposit, as a dead body, in the earth; to bury; to inter.
  • transitive v. To bury or place in warm earth for chemical or medicinal purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deposit in the earth, as a dead body; bury; inter.
  • In chem., to digest in a vessel surrounded with warm earth or manure.
  • To serve as a tomb for.

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

  • v. place in a grave or tomb


French inhumer, from Old French, from Latin inhumāre : in-, in; see in-2 + humus, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin in and humāre ("to bury"). (Wiktionary)



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