inhume

[ in-hyoom or, often, -yoom ]
/ ɪnˈhyum or, often, -ˈyum /

verb (used with object), in·humed, in·hum·ing.

to bury; inter.

Nearby words

  1. inhouse,
  2. inhuman,
  3. inhumane,
  4. inhumanity,
  5. inhumation,
  6. inigo,
  7. inimical,
  8. inimitability,
  9. inimitable,
  10. inion

Origin of inhume

1610–20; < Medieval Latin inhumāre, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + -humāre, derivative of humus earth (see humus); cf. exhume

Related formsin·hu·ma·tion, nounin·hum·er, nounun·in·humed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for inhumation

inhume

/ (ɪnˈhjuːm) /

verb

(tr) to inter; bury
Derived Formsinhumation, nouninhumer, noun

Word Origin for inhume

C17: from Latin inhumāre, from in- ² + humus ground

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