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inhume

[in-hyoom or, often, -yoom] /ɪnˈhyum or, often, -ˈyum/
verb (used with object), inhumed, inhuming.
1.
to bury; inter.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Medieval Latin inhumāre, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + -humāre, derivative of humus earth (see humus); cf. exhume
Related forms
inhumation, noun
inhumer, noun
uninhumed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inhumation

inhume

/ɪnˈhjuːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to inter; bury
Derived Forms
inhumation, noun
inhumer, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin inhumāre, from in-² + humus ground
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Word Origin and History for inhumation
n.

1630s, noun of action from Latin inhumare (see inhume).

inhume

v.

c.1600 (implied in inhumed), from Latin inhumare "to bury," literally "to put into the ground," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + humus "earth, soil" (see humus).

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