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entomb

[ en-toom ]
/ ɛnˈtum /
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verb (used with object)
to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM entomb

en·tomb·ment, nounun·en·tombed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entomb

entomb
/ (ɪnˈtuːm) /

verb (tr)
to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
to serve as a tomb for

Derived forms of entomb

entombment, noun
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