Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To place in a grave; bury.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

  • verb transitive To bury in a grave.

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

  • verb place in a grave or tomb

Etymologies

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

[French inhumer, from Old French, from Latin inhumāre : in-, in; see in– + humus, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin in and humāre ("to bury").

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