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entomb

[en-toom] /ɛnˈtum/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English entoumben < Middle French entomber. See en-1, tomb
Related forms
entombment, noun
unentombed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for entombment

entomb

/ɪnˈtuːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
2.
to serve as a tomb for
Derived Forms
entombment, noun
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Word Origin and History for entombment

entomb

v.

1570s, from Old French entomber "place in a tomb," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + tombe "tomb" (see tomb). Related: Entombed; entombing.

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