Definition of Entombment

1. Noun. The ritual placing of a corpse in a grave.

Exact synonyms: Burial, Inhumation, Interment, Sepulture
Generic synonyms: Funeral
Derivative terms: Bury, Entomb, Inhume, Inter



Definition of Entombment

1. n. The act of entombing or burying, or state of being entombed; burial.

Definition of Entombment

1. Noun. The act of entombing or the state of being entombed ¹

2. Noun. The decommissioning of a radioactive site by encasing it in concrete ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entombment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entombment

entodermal cells
entodermic
entoderms
entoectad
entogastric
entogenous
entoglossal
entognath
entoil
entoiled
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entoils
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entombing
entombment (current term)
entombments
entombs
entomere
entomeres
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entomical
entomion
entomo-
entomobirnavirus
entomofauna
entomofaunae
entomofaunas
entomogenous
entomoid

Literary usage of Entombment

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1. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1872)
"are naively given in the same picture, the Resurrection is seen above and the entombment below. Thus Art combined the two great facts and dogmas of our ..."

2. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1872)
"are naively given in the same picture, the Resurrection is seen above and the entombment below. Thus Art combined the two great facts and dogmas of our ..."

3. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Three round monochromes, Faith, Hope, and Charity, once the predella of the entombment, are iti the Vatican. The lunette representing God the Father ..."

4. Robert Merry's Museum by Samuel G Goodrich (1842)
"The Re-entombment of Napoleon, OF all the great and remarkable men of modern times, Napoleon Bonaparte was the most wonderful. ..."

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