- 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 disinter
"Fear so," I answered, "but we'll look;" and painfully we began to disinter him.Queen Sheba's Ring
H. Rider Haggard
He had sought to get permission to disinter the treasure, and had not succeeded.
He bade Hubert disinter them all; and pretended to recognize each one.Robin Hood
But little effort has been made at any time to disinter the city.Naples Past and Present
Arthur H. Norway
You did not tell them to break down a wall and disinter a body?My Own Story
- 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 disinter
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