[ dis-in-tur ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈtɜr /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM disinterdis·in·ter·ment, noun
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How to use disinter in a sentence
J-PAC did only one World War II disinterment in 2013 and none in 2012.The WWII Hero America Abandoned|Megan McCloskey, ProPublica|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was charged with disinterment of a body—a felony—and held on a $75,000 bond.Creepy Stories of Grave Robbing|Caitlin Dickson|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are doubtless buried deep under the ruins of ancient Rome, but the chance of their disinterment is very problematical.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
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|Miriam Haynie
But the disinterment, for the sake of being cremated, of a body which has been once buried is not permitted.The Legal Position of the Clergy|P. V. Smith
He was the writer of that great poem on the "Disinterment of Napoleon," which appeared in Blackwood some years ago.
Sometimes a shell explosion does a ghastly bit of disinterment, but I saw nothing unpleasant on this occasion.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 disinterdisinterment, noun
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