disinter

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dis·in·ter

 (dĭs′ĭn-tûr′)
tr.v. dis·in·terred, dis·in·ter·ring, dis·in·ters
1. To dig up or remove from a grave or tomb; exhume.
2. To bring to public notice; disclose.

dis′in·ter′ment n.

disinter

(ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː)
vb (tr) , -ters, -terring or -terred
1. to remove or dig up; exhume
2. to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose
ˌdisinˈterment n

dis•in•ter

(ˌdɪs ɪnˈtɜr)

v.t. -terred, -ter•ring.
1. to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
2. to bring from obscurity into view.
[1605–15]
dis`in•ter′ment, n.

disinter


Past participle: disinterred
Gerund: disinterring

Imperative
disinter
disinter
Present
I disinter
you disinter
he/she/it disinters
we disinter
you disinter
they disinter
Preterite
I disinterred
you disinterred
he/she/it disinterred
we disinterred
you disinterred
they disinterred
Present Continuous
I am disinterring
you are disinterring
he/she/it is disinterring
we are disinterring
you are disinterring
they are disinterring
Present Perfect
I have disinterred
you have disinterred
he/she/it has disinterred
we have disinterred
you have disinterred
they have disinterred
Past Continuous
I was disinterring
you were disinterring
he/she/it was disinterring
we were disinterring
you were disinterring
they were disinterring
Past Perfect
I had disinterred
you had disinterred
he/she/it had disinterred
we had disinterred
you had disinterred
they had disinterred
Future
I will disinter
you will disinter
he/she/it will disinter
we will disinter
you will disinter
they will disinter
Future Perfect
I will have disinterred
you will have disinterred
he/she/it will have disinterred
we will have disinterred
you will have disinterred
they will have disinterred
Future Continuous
I will be disinterring
you will be disinterring
he/she/it will be disinterring
we will be disinterring
you will be disinterring
they will be disinterring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disinterring
you have been disinterring
he/she/it has been disinterring
we have been disinterring
you have been disinterring
they have been disinterring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disinterring
you will have been disinterring
he/she/it will have been disinterring
we will have been disinterring
you will have been disinterring
they will have been disinterring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disinterring
you had been disinterring
he/she/it had been disinterring
we had been disinterring
you had been disinterring
they had been disinterring
Conditional
I would disinter
you would disinter
he/she/it would disinter
we would disinter
you would disinter
they would disinter
Past Conditional
I would have disinterred
you would have disinterred
he/she/it would have disinterred
we would have disinterred
you would have disinterred
they would have disinterred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disinter - dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
dig up, excavate, turn up - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"

disinter

verb
1. dig up, unearth, exhume, disentomb The bones were disinterred and moved to a burial site.
Translations

disinter

[ˈdɪsɪnˈtɜːʳ] VT [+ corpse] → desenterrar, exhumar; [+ idea, law] → desenterrar

disinter

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːr] vt
[+ body] → exhumer
(fig)déterrer, ressortir

disinter

vtausgraben
References in classic literature ?
As many of the burghers had brought spades with them, supposing that they might possibly be called upon to disinter a corpse, the drain was easily and speedily effected; and no sooner was the bottom visible, than right in the middle of the mud that remained was discovered a black silk velvet waistcoat, which nearly every one present immediately recognized as the property of Mr.
The first thing to be done was to clear the surface of the fragments of rock that encumbered it, and then a quite deep grave had to be dug, so that the wild animals should not be able to disinter the corpse.
And so, upon a dark night near the head waters of the river he sought, he buried the treasure at the foot of a mighty buttress tree, and with his parang made certain cabalistic signs upon the bole whereby he might identify the spot when it was safe to return and disinter his booty.