verb (used with object), in·humed, in·hum·ing.
Words nearby inhume
Origin of inhume
OTHER WORDS FROM inhumein·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