disentomb

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Verb[edit]

disentomb ‎(third-person singular simple present disentombs, present participle disentombing, simple past and past participle disentombed)

  1. To remove from a tomb.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter IX, [1]
      [] the three men emerged into the open air in a queer looking depression about thirty feet deep. The sun shone into it fiercely, and the disentombed travellers were nearly blinded by its effulgence.
    • 2003, Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis, New York: Scribner,
      He passed through the doorway into the back room, where several customers disentombed lost novels from the deep shelves.

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 130