entombment

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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