vivisepulture

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vivisepulture (uncountable)

  1. The practice of burying someone alive.
    • April 2003, Journal of British Studies:
      Thus, to characterize the Victorian worry about premature burial as a product of 'morbid romanticism,' or of the 'sheer mythopoeic force' of vivisepulture, is to ignore the deep confusion over human physiology that persisted into the twentieth century.