transitive verb Date: 1611 1. to take out of the grave or tomb 2. to bring back into awareness or prominence; also to bring to light ; unearthdisinterment noun

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  • Disinter — Dis in*ter , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinterred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disinterring}.] 1. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disinter — I verb bare, bring from obscurity into view, bring out, deracinate, detect, dig out, dig up, dig up out of the earth, discover, disentomb, disinhume, display, draw forth, draw out, educe, effodere, elicit, eruere, evince, evoke, evulse, excavate …   Law dictionary

  • disinter — 1610s, from Fr. désenterrer (15c.), from dés (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + enterrer to inter (see INTER (Cf. inter)). Related: Disinterred …   Etymology dictionary

  • disinter — ► VERB (disinterred, disinterring) ▪ dig up (something buried). DERIVATIVES disinterment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disinter — [dis΄in tʉr′] vt. disinterred, disinterring [Fr désenterrer: see DIS & INTER] 1. to remove from a grave, tomb, etc.; dig up; exhume 2. to bring (something hidden) to light disinterment n …   English World dictionary

  • disinter — UK [ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː(r)] / US [ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜr] verb [transitive] Word forms disinter : present tense I/you/we/they disinter he/she/it disinters present participle disinterring past tense disinterred past participle disinterred 1) to dig a dead body out of… …   English dictionary

  • disinter — [[t]dɪ̱sɪntɜ͟ː(r)[/t]] disinters, disinterring, disinterred 1) VERB: usu passive When a dead body is disinterred, it is dug up from out of the ground. [be V ed] The bones were disinterred and moved to a burial site. 2) VERB If you disinter… …   English dictionary

  • disinter — disinterment, n. /dis in terr /, v.t., 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. [1605 15; DIS 1 + INTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • disinter — verb /dɪsɪnˈtɛː(r)/ a) To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up. At this moment, however, the rooms bore every mark of having been recently and hurriedly ransacked; clothes lay about the floor, with their pockets inside… …   Wiktionary

  • disinter — dis·in·ter .dis ən tər vt to take out of the grave or tomb dis·in·ter·ment mənt n …   Medical dictionary

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