[ in-hyoom or, often, -yoom ]
/ ɪnˈhyum or, often, -ˈyum /
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verb (used with object), in·humed, in·hum·ing.
to bury; inter.
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Origin of inhume
OTHER WORDS FROM inhumein·hu·ma·tion, nounin·hum·er, nounun·in·humed, adjective
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How to use inhume in a sentence
The cause of the marked change from Mycenaean inhumation to Homeric cremation is matter of conjecture.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
The custom of incineration gains ground in Europe until in the Bronze Age it is the rule and inhumation the exception.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
In funeral rites both inhumation and cremation were practised.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
The loosened dirt then fell in at the sides, completing the inhumation.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
He identified the change from 57cremation to inhumation with that from heathenism to Christianity.Anglo-Saxon Literature|John Earle
British Dictionary definitions for inhume
/ (ɪnˈhjuːm) /
(tr) to inter; bury
Derived forms of inhumeinhumation, nouninhumer, noun
Word Origin for inhume
C17: from Latin inhumāre, from in- ² + humus ground
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