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en·tomb

 (ĕn-to͞om′)
tr.v. en·tombed, en·tomb·ing, en·tombs
1. To place in or as if in a tomb or grave.
2. To serve as a tomb for.

en·tomb′ment n.

entomb

(ɪnˈtuːm)
vb (tr)
1. to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
2. to serve as a tomb for
enˈtombment n

en•tomb

(ɛnˈtum)

v.t.
1. to place in or as if in a tomb; bury.
2. to serve as a tomb for.
[1425–75; < Middle French entomber]
en•tomb′ment, n.

entomb


Past participle: entombed
Gerund: entombing

Imperative
entomb
entomb
Present
I entomb
you entomb
he/she/it entombs
we entomb
you entomb
they entomb
Preterite
I entombed
you entombed
he/she/it entombed
we entombed
you entombed
they entombed
Present Continuous
I am entombing
you are entombing
he/she/it is entombing
we are entombing
you are entombing
they are entombing
Present Perfect
I have entombed
you have entombed
he/she/it has entombed
we have entombed
you have entombed
they have entombed
Past Continuous
I was entombing
you were entombing
he/she/it was entombing
we were entombing
you were entombing
they were entombing
Past Perfect
I had entombed
you had entombed
he/she/it had entombed
we had entombed
you had entombed
they had entombed
Future
I will entomb
you will entomb
he/she/it will entomb
we will entomb
you will entomb
they will entomb
Future Perfect
I will have entombed
you will have entombed
he/she/it will have entombed
we will have entombed
you will have entombed
they will have entombed
Future Continuous
I will be entombing
you will be entombing
he/she/it will be entombing
we will be entombing
you will be entombing
they will be entombing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been entombing
you have been entombing
he/she/it has been entombing
we have been entombing
you have been entombing
they have been entombing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been entombing
you will have been entombing
he/she/it will have been entombing
we will have been entombing
you will have been entombing
they will have been entombing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been entombing
you had been entombing
he/she/it had been entombing
we had been entombing
you had been entombing
they had been entombing
Conditional
I would entomb
you would entomb
he/she/it would entomb
we would entomb
you would entomb
they would entomb
Past Conditional
I would have entombed
you would have entombed
he/she/it would have entombed
we would have entombed
you would have entombed
they would have entombed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.entomb - place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"
lay, put down, repose - put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

entomb

verb bury, inter, lay to rest, sepulchre, place in a tomb, inhume, inurn He was entombed here in this crypt alongside his predecessors.

entomb

verb
To place (a corpse) in or as if in a grave:
Idiom: lay to rest.
Translations

entomb

[ɪnˈtuːm] VT (liter) → sepultar

entomb

vtbeisetzen, bestatten; the mausoleum which entombs his bodydas Mausoleum, in dem er beigesetzt ist
References in classic literature ?
But now, at length, dear Dian sank from sight, Into a western couch of thunder-cloud; And thou, a ghost, amid the entombing trees Didst glide away.
Dan Schinhofen, an elected commissioner in Nye County, where the repository would be built, said it was time to consider economic benefits Nevada could reap in return for entombing more than 77,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel currently piling up at nuclear reactors around the country.
EPA officials said that plan, which would cost $134 million more than entombing, would be too disruptive and could force nearby residents to be temporarily moved and businesses to close.