Definition of Disinter

1. Verb. Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies.

Exact synonyms: Exhume
Generic synonyms: Dig Up, Excavate, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Disinterment, Exhumation



Definition of Disinter

1. v. t. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.

Definition of Disinter

1. Verb. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up. ¹

2. Verb. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disinter

1. to exhume [v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS] - See also: exhume

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disinter

disintegrate
disintegrated
disintegrates
disintegrating
disintegrating link
disintegrating links
disintegration
disintegration constant
disintegration energy
disintegrations
disintegrative
disintegrator
disintegrators
disintegrin
disintegrins
disinter (current term)
disintered
disinteressment
disinterest
disinterested
disinterestedly
disinterestedness
disinteresting
disinterests
disintering
disintermediary
disintermediate
disintermediated
disintermediates
disintermediating

Literary usage of Disinter

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1. Sketches of History, Life, and Manners, in the United States by Anne Newport Royall (1826)
"... struck by the editor of the New-York Mirror, Mr. Morris, a young man of no ordinary endowments, of pleasing manners and disinter- ested generosity. ..."

2. Gleanings by the Way by John Alonzo Clark (1842)
"... the Mormon prophet— His early history—First pretended revelation—His marriage—Chest containing the golden Bible—Attempts to disinter ..."

3. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1877)
"... and others, went out to one of the great burial-grounds to disinter their relations and friends, taking with them bread, water-melons, &c., for them. ..."

4. The Apostolic Fathers: A Revised Text with Introductions, Notes by Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1890)
"... but perhaps future excavations may disinter it § 16. POSTHUMOUS HONOURS AA'D ... disinter ..."

5. Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1902)
"He ventures to disinter from this limbo one of the versions then made, called The Robe of ... disinter ..."

6. Excursions in Italy by James Fenimore Cooper (1838)
"Gradual disinter- ment of the Town.—The Sarno.—Herculaneum.—Theatre and other ancient Remains.—Droll Exhibition of royal Etiquette. ..."

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