[in-hyoom or, often, -yoom]

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

to bury; inter.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(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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Word Origin and History for inhumation

1630s, noun of action from Latin inhumare (see inhume).



c.1600 (implied in inhumed), from Latin inhumare "to bury," literally "to put into the ground," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + humus "earth, soil" (see humus).

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