to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
- Also intomb.
- en·tomb·ment, noun
- un·en·tombed, adjective
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How to use entomb in a sentence
Few people realize that entombed rivers still flow invisibly below cities such as New York, London, and Paris.Humans Have Rights and So Should Nature - Issue 94: Evolving | Grant Wilson | January 6, 2021 | Nautilus
Such ancient microbes exist entombed in salt crystals and at the bottom of the ocean, in oxygen-deficient, hydrogen sulphide-rich environments.Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA - Issue 92: Frontiers | Virat Markandeya | October 28, 2020 | Nautilus
Many burrow-dwelling creatures are “entombed” by fast-rising crude from underground, making it impossible to ever document their loss, she said.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them. | by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica | September 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Beauty does not matter, for on Good Friday the entombment 279 holds thousands silent before it.A Wanderer in Paris | E. V. Lucas
The Entombment followed, the Madonna in black lamenting and weeping.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
The chief treasure left—the Entombment, by Titian—is perhaps a superior duplicate of the one in the Louvre.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
Evidence of the comparatively-recent entombment of these remains exists, however, of another character.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series | Philip Henry Gosse
In the version given by Mr. Whitley Stokes there is no mention of Odran's grave having been uncovered after his entombment.The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4) | Fiona Macleod
British Dictionary definitions for entomb
to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
to serve as a tomb for
- entombment, noun
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