inhumation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inhumation the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inhumation (Med) Arenation.
    • Inhumation (Old Chem) The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.
    • Inhumation The act of inhuming or burying; interment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inhumation The act of burying in the ground, especially as opposed to incremation; interment.
    • n inhumation In chem., a method, now obsolete, of digesting substances by burying the vessel containing them in warm earth or manure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inhumation the act of depositing in the ground: burial
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. inhumation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inhumārein, in, humus, the ground.

Usage

In literature:

With the above brief references to inhumation, let us leave the subject.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In this lies the principal security from inhumation.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
The treasures are inhumed again in their respective holes: they are not ours.
"A Changed Man and Other Tales" by Thomas Hardy
Doubtless the remains found in the vases served at a funeral feast prior to the inhumation.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
A living inhumation, where the body exists but as the spirit's sepulchre!
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The burials in these barrows seem to have been without exception inhumations.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
At supper, after the inhumation, a mutual esteem had sprung up that rapidly ripened into love.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 21st, 1920" by Various
The dead, die whoso may, should be inhumed.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Bankei had this inhumed in the ground behind the main hall of the temple.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Instances show that the two rites of inhumation and cremation were practised side by side.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
All that happened before the body of Catharine was inhumed.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
The spot of their re-inhumation has been forgotten, and this treasure is now lost to science.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
His son-in-law Ali asserted that when the prophet was about to be inhumed, he was found in a situation not very common to the dead.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Bear Yosemite in mind for latter part of June, and use influence with Lora and Grizzly, even if Carlt should be inhumed in his mine.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
The casting a handful of soil on the coffin is emblematic of the complete inhumation.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. III, Number 86, June 21, 1851" by Various
It may be absurd to wait too long; it is indecorous to inhume too soon.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
The early Christians inhumed the bodies of their martyrs in their temples.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Theseus' bones were piously brought back, and inhumed in Athens, where he was long worshiped as a demigod.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber
The Jewish Nation, though they entertained the old way of inhumation, yet sometimes admitted this practice.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
We have inhumed this ivory until our return.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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