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Definition of "entomb" [en•tomb]

  • To place in or as if in a tomb or grave. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as a tomb for. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "entomb" in a sentence
  • "And his defpifed name entomb'd In dark oblivion lie i"
  • "They would bury the entire nuclear power plant in asphalt and "entomb" it in place."
  • "Most English translations give "entomb" for "begraben," but I've been struck by the way the English word "engrave" includes the same root."