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verb (used with object)
  1. to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
  2. to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
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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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verb (tr)
  1. to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
  2. to serve as a tomb for
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Derived Formsentombment, noun
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Word Origin and History for entombed



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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