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- To take out of the grave or tomb.
- To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
- 1870, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night:
- Why disinter dead faith from mouldering hidden?
- 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
- At this moment, however, the rooms bore every mark of having been recently and hurriedly ransacked; clothes lay about the floor, with their pockets inside out; lock-fast drawers stood open; and on the hearth there lay a pile of grey ashes, as though many papers had been burned. From these embers the inspector disinterred the butt end of a green cheque book, which had resisted the action of the fire.
- (take out of a grave): inter
To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up
To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view