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in·hume

 (ĭn-hyo͞om′)
tr.v. in·humed, in·hum·ing, in·humes
To place in a grave; bury.

[French inhumer, from Old French, from Latin inhumāre : in-, in; see in-2 + humus, earth; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

in′hu·ma′tion n.
in·hum′er n.
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Noun1.inhumation - the ritual placing of a corpse in a graveinhumation - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"

inhumation

noun
An act of placing a body in a grave or tomb:
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inhumation

[ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪʃən] Ninhumación f

inhumation

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The human osteological assemblage of the site has been examined by Leiu Heapost, but this study was never published or reported, except for the final conclusion on the minimum number of inhumations.
They try, through a careful assessment of comparable examples across the region, to use various artefact combinations and grave sizes (in the case of the inhumations and pithos burials) to sort the graves into those of adult males, adult females and children.
Les epreuves causees par la mort de plusieurs personnes, les conditions de leurs inhumations, la longue duree d'enfermement, ont ete source de crise de folie et de nombreuses maladies somatiques pour les femmes et les hommes, rapporte l'auteur.
Observation of inhumations at Predynastic Hierakonpolis by the reviewer has shown that preserved fragments of the shroud in which the body was originally wrapped can be found adhering to any part of the body.
Excavations at the cemetery in 1967-72 revealed 444 inhumation and seven cremation graves, and the recent six-season project revealed another 307 inhumations and 25 cremations.
La modicite du tarif et l'exiguite du cimetiere a l'air libre, deja bien rempli, expliquent probablement l'exception que constitue le cimetiere ad sanctos de Saint-Roch des Aulnaies ou, entre 1852 et 1902, 12,7 % des inhumations y sont faites.
Roger Jacobi, principal researcher in ancient human remains at the British Museum in London, said the new age of the Red Lady "indicated a much earlier origin for these elaborate inhumations in Western Europe.
Roger Jacobi, principal researcher in the ancient human occupation of Britain project at the British Museum in London, said the new age of the Red Lady "indicated a much earlier origin for these elaborate inhumations in Western Europe".
If, during our excavations we happen upon inhumations or cremations, we are required to apply for a licence from the local coroner in order to exhume.
The Roman cemetery of West Tenter Street, London (Waldron 1987), shows the relatively even part representation typical of undisturbed single primary inhumations.
Coverage comprises an introduction, catalogues, and specialist reports followed by analysis and discussion of the context of Mucking, the plan and the burial population, the inhumations, the creation burials, and chronological, cultural and social analysis.