- to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
- to bring from obscurity into view: The actor's autobiography disinterred a past era.
Origin of disinter
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Examples from the Web for disinterment
Sometimes a shell explosion does a ghastly bit of disinterment, but I saw nothing unpleasant on this occasion.
They are doubtless buried deep under the ruins of ancient Rome, but the chance of their disinterment is very problematical.Roman Mosaics
At the time of his disinterment, it is said that a large mass of silver was found, which was the mounting of his coffin.The Stronghold
The recently fractured surfaces show that the skull was broken at the time of its disinterment.On Some Fossil Remains of Man
Thomas H. Huxley
Legislation has principally affected places of burial, mode of burial, fees for burial, and disinterment.
- to remove or dig up; exhume
- to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose
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Word Origin and History for disinterment
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