verb (used with object), in·humed, in·hum·ing.
Origin of inhume
Related formsin·hu·ma·tion, nounin·hum·er, nounun·in·humed, adjective
Examples from the Web for inhumation
The Danish antiquaries are able to refer to a definite period when cremation was abandoned for inhumation.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland|Daniel Wilson
The remains found in the tombs of Hallstadt are almost equally divided between these two modes of inhumation.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
Instances show that the two rites of inhumation and cremation were practised side by side.The Bronze Age in Ireland|George Coffey
These sepultures are some by incineration, others by inhumation.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
A grave would in many cases be dug sufficiently long to contain the body if buried by inhumation in a crouching position.Stonehenge|Frank Stevens