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inhumation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhumation  \In`hu*ma"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  inhumation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  inhuming  or  burying;  interment. 
 
  2.  (Old  Chem.)  The  act  of  burying  vessels  in  warm  earth  in 
  order  to  expose  their  contents  to  a  steady  moderate  heat; 
  the  state  of  being  thus  exposed. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  Arenation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhumation 
  n  :  the  ritual  placing  of  a  corpse  in  a  grave  [syn:  {burial},  {entombment}, 
  {interment},  {sepulture}] 




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