entomb

[en-toom]
verb (used with object)
1.
to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
2.
to serve as a tomb for: Florentine churches entomb many great men.
Also, intomb.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English entoumben < Middle French entomber. See en-1, tomb

entombment, noun
unentombed, adjective
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entomb (ɪnˈtuːm)
 
vb
1.  to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
2.  to serve as a tomb for
 
en'tombment
 
n

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entomb
c.1578, from O.Fr. entomber, from en- "in" + tombe "tomb" (see tomb).
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Amber pieces, often hundreds of millions of years old, are even more treasured when they entomb plants or insects.
Further downstream they simply entomb everything in mud.
Farther downstream they entomb everything in their path in mud.
Farther downstream, they can entomb everything in their path in mud.
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