entomb

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From Old French entomber (deposit in a tomb)

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entomb (third-person singular simple present entombs, present participle entombing, simple past and past participle entombed)

  1. (transitive) To deposit in a tomb.
  2. (figurative, transitive) To confine in restrictive surroundings.
    • 2020 July 29, Paul Stephen, “A new collaboration centred on New Street”, in Rail, page 54:
      [...] after the original Victorian station was demolished and then entombed in concrete in the 1960s, Birmingham New Street became a byword for the worst excesses of the much-loathed Brutalist architecture so widely used to reconstruct inner-city post-war Britain.

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