inhume

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

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

to bury; inter.

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Origin of inhume

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inhume

in·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 forms of inhume

inhumation, nouninhumer, noun

Word Origin for inhume

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