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Place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites:‘he was interred with the military honours due to him’
bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, inurnearth upput six feet under, plantdeep-sixsepulchre, ensepulchre, inhume, inearthView synonyms
- ‘The body is usually interred on ancestral land or in the church cemetery.’
- ‘On Tuesday his requiem Mass took place and following this he was interred in the family grave in the adjoining cemetery.’
- ‘Because of the tropical climate, the bodies are interred within two days.’
- ‘He said thereafter that Alban departed on the day Estelle was interred in the earth.’
- ‘Her remains were interred in the family burial ground in Calvary Cemetery.’
- ‘He asked to be buried there, and although he was initially interred in Spain after his death in 1506, his body was later moved to the island.’
- ‘John's remains were interred on Sunday, July 21st and Kathleen was laid to rest the following day.’
- ‘Mrs. Byrne's remains were interred in Milltown cemetery on Monday of last week.’
- ‘After the funeral, Cpt Guy's body was interred in Skipton cemetery at a private ceremony.’
- ‘His friends broke several laws by transporting Abbey's corpse without a permit, interring him illegally on federal land, and forging a death certificate.’
- ‘Joseph, who is survived by his wife Ellen, three children, brothers and sister, will be interred in London.’
- ‘Mrs. Conlan's remains were interred in Barrettstown cemetery on Friday morning.’
- ‘The first to be interred there was Edward IV, who ordered work on building the chapel to be started in 1475.’
- ‘He was interred in the adjoining cemetery following requiem mass.’
- ‘Mona was interred in Baltinglass cemetery following a huge funeral in St Joseph's Church on Saturday.’
- ‘And at far too young an age, they are now interred in that Ohio soil they once walked on.’
- ‘Could they have religious reasons for not interring the bodies of their dead?’
- ‘He will be interred next to his beloved wife in the cathedral's crypt.’
- ‘His family cannot afford a burial place so he is interred in a borrowed tomb.’
- ‘After the funeral services Mr Grier was interred in the local cemetery.’
Middle English: from Old French enterrer, based on Latin in- into + terra earth.
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