disinter

[ dis-in-tur ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈtɜr /

verb (used with object), dis·in·terred, dis·in·ter·ring.

to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
to bring from obscurity into view: The actor's autobiography disinterred a past era.

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Origin of disinter

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + inter

OTHER WORDS FROM disinter

dis·in·ter·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disinter

disinter
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː) /

verb -ters, -terring or -terred (tr)

to remove or dig up; exhume
to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose

Derived forms of disinter

disinterment, noun
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