[ in-hyoom or, often, -yoom ]
/ ɪnˈhyum or, often, -ˈyum /

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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British Dictionary definitions for inhume


/ (ɪnˈhjuːm) /


(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 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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