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[in-hyoom or, often, -yoom]
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verb (used with object), in·humed, in·hum·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsin·hu·ma·tion, nounin·hum·er, nounun·in·humed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It may be absurd to wait too long; it is indecorous to inhume too soon.

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)

    A Sexton of the Old School

British Dictionary definitions for inhume


  1. (tr) to inter; bury
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Derived Formsinhumation, nouninhumer, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin inhumāre, from in- ² + humus ground
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Word Origin and History for 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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