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Definition of entomb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entomb
    he / she / it entombs
    past simple entombed
    -ing form entombing
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  1. 1entomb somebody/something (in something) to bury or completely cover someone or something so that they cannot get out, be seen, etc. As many as 1 000 people were dead, entombed in collapsed buildings.
  2. 2entomb somebody/something (in something) to put a dead body in a tomb pharaohs entombed in the pyramids of Egypt
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