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English definition of “entomb”

entomb

verb [T often passive]     /ɪnˈtuːm/ formal
to bury someone or something: The nuclear waste has been entombed in concrete many metres under the ground.Enclosing, surrounding and immersingBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
(Definition of entomb verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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