disinter

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Related to disinterments: rebury, disinterring, exhuming

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 ?
If I thought it would do any good to the rising generation, I would cheerfully give my consent to the disinterment of the bones of any genteel highwayman (the more genteel, the more cheerfully), and to their exposure, piecemeal, on any sign-post, gate, or gibbet, that might be deemed a good elevation for the purpose.
Pickwick was busily engaged in counting the barrels of oysters and superintending the disinterment of the cod-fish, when he felt himself gently pulled by the skirts of the coat.
A contribution to the study of the fauna of the grave, A study of one hundred and fifity disinterments, with some additional experimental observations.
Far more "creative" in his accounting, Lorry possesses the imaginative capacity necessary for literal and figurative authorship, responsible as he is for deaths, burials, marriages, disinterments, and so on.
The plan would allow next of kin to seek a judge's order allowing burials, disinterments and headstone placements, all forbidden since the 122-year-old cemetery came under state investigation in November 2005, an attorney close to the case said Tuesday.