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Definition of disinter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disinter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːr//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disinter
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːr//
     
    he / she / it disinters
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːrz//
     
    past simple disinterred
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːrd//
     
    past participle disinterred
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːrd//
     
    -ing form disinterring
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːrɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1disinter something to dig up something, especially a dead body, from the ground opposite inter
  2. 2disinter something (from something) to find something that has been hidden or lost for a long time
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French désenterrer, from dis- (expressing reversal) + enterrer ‘to inter’.
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