Definition of entombment in English:



mass noun
  • The placing of a dead body in a tomb; interment.

    ‘the entombment of Christ’
    • ‘He was also one of the first American paleontologists to draw attention to taphonomic processes: the environments of death, decay, burial, and entombment.’
    • ‘The town's cemetery is packed to overflowing, and unless families can pay the requisite sum for eternal entombment, bodies are evicted after five years.’
    • ‘The solution is entombment in the deep sediments of abyssal plains in the oceans that now cover 71 percent of the planet.’
    • ‘Their passage through the rock tunnel was quicker on the return trip for they were confident of their way and feared no pitfalls hidden in the gloomy darkness, and they were impelled by a sense of entrapment and a growing fear of entombment.’
    • ‘It's either that or their entombment in the glass case in a museum, heroic monuments to ‘the modern movement’ being carefully protected from too much light.’
    interment, laying to rest, burial, burying, consignment to the grave, committal, inhumation
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/ɪnˈtuːmˌm(ə)nt/ /ɛnˈtuːmˌm(ə)nt/