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disinter

[dis-in-tur] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈtɜr/
verb (used with object), disinterred, disinterring.
1.
to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
2.
to bring from obscurity into view:
The actor's autobiography disinterred a past era.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; dis-1 + inter
Related forms
disinterment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disinterring

disinter

/ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː/
verb (transitive) -ters, -terring, -terred
1.
to remove or dig up; exhume
2.
to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose
Derived Forms
disinterment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disinterring

disinter

v.

1610s, from French désenterrer (15c.), from dés- (see dis-) + enterrer "to inter" (see inter). Related: Disinterred.

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