to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
to place (a cremation urn) in an aboveground niche or in a grave or tomb: Her ashes were interred at the crematorium.
to put into the earth.
to forget or remove from consideration; abandon: Your dreams may be interred by social expectations and the demands of maturity.
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- re·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.
- enter, inter
Other definitions for inter- (2 of 3)
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental).
- inter- , intra-
Other definitions for inter. (3 of 3)
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How to use inter in a sentence
The bodies are then interred inside thermoplastic boxes that are made to last a century without allowing fluids to seep into the ground, according to the group’s lawsuit.Changing Virginia county faces discrimination charges over Islamic cemetery | Antonio Olivo | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
In a 2018 modeling study, he threw 100 simulated microbes together and found that stable ecosystems formed regardless of the specifics of inter-microbial interactions.A Physicist’s Approach to Biology Brings Ecological Insights | Gabriel Popkin | October 13, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
While inter-regional travel has been greenlighted throughout the Schengen Area, cross-border trips still represent just 15% of Airbnb’s bookings.Airbnb CEO: The pandemic will force us to see more of the world, not less | Verne Kopytoff | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
Yadav is one among the nearly 100 million inter-state migrants in India, many of whom have similar stories.India’s megacities aren’t prepared for a wave of climate migrants | Manavi Kapur | September 3, 2020 | Quartz
He’s an economist who won a Nobel Prize years ago for his “analysis of inter-temporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy.”
Over time with inter-marriage, these distinctions will become even less important.Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter? | Eleanor Clift | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By early evening on Tuesday, the inter-city transportation system of shared taxis was shut down.
It languishes on what is known as the gray list overseen by the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental body.
Previous fatwas on the issue of Internet chats have not gone so far as to declare an all-out ban on inter-gender chatting.Egypt’s Fatwa Against Tinder: Clerics Ban Online Chatting | Nina Strochlic | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This means that the camera has to be static and I have to include some explanatory inter-titles.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime | Richard Porton | May 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Et cert diu inter hos populos tant auctoritatis Sagamus n fuit.
He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter-departmental correspondence.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
As soon as the door had closed, Jack Carlson bounded back to his desk, touched a button on an inter-office communications box.
Erat autem is splendissimo candore inter flammas circus elucens, quem vos, ut a Graiis accepistis, orbem lacteum nuncupatis.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Gradus initialis hujus status est amicitia inordinata inter duos pueros aut duas puellas.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
British Dictionary definitions for inter (1 of 3)
(tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
British Dictionary definitions for inter- (2 of 3)
between or among: international
together, mutually, or reciprocally: interdependent; interchange
British Dictionary definitions for inter. (3 of 3)
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Scientific definitions for inter-
A prefix meaning between or among, as in interplanetary, located between planets.
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