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inhume

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inhume \In*hume"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Inhumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inhuming}.] [Cf. F. inhumer. See {Inhumate}.]

1. To deposit, as a dead body, in the earth; to bury; to inter.

Weeping they bear the mangled heaps of slain, Inhume the natives in their native plain. --Pope.

2. To bury or place in warm earth for chemical or medicinal purposes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

inhume

verb

1: place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday" [syn: {bury}, {entomb}, {inhume}, {inter}, {lay to rest}]


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