entomb

[ en-toom ]
/ ɛnˈtum /

verb (used with object)

to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
Also intomb.

Origin of entomb

1425–75; late Middle English entoumben < Middle French entomber. See en-1, tomb
Related formsen·tomb·ment, nounun·en·tombed, adjective
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entomb

/ (ɪnˈtuːm) /

verb (tr)

to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
to serve as a tomb for
Derived Formsentombment, noun
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Word Origin and History for entomb

entomb


v.

1570s, from Old French entomber "place in a tomb," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + tombe "tomb" (see tomb). Related: Entombed; entombing.

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