Definition of inurn in English:

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inurn

Pronunciation: /inˈərn/
(also enurn)

verb

[with object]
Place or bury (something, especially ashes after cremation) in an urn.
Example sentences
  • The cremains of no more than two persons, who are members of the same family, may be inurned in one niche.
  • When and where appropriate, inurning of cremains can be made by American Heritage Cremation Society.
  • Bruce and Frances were cremated and the cremains enurned at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria, Illinois.

Derivatives

inurnment

noun
Example sentences
  • Only the urns of the size specified by Saint Isaacs will be used for inurnment in the columbarium.
  • In recent years, cremation with inurnment of the cremains, rather than burial, has become more common.
  • Today, entombment or inurnment in a mausoleum is available to most anyone, and more affordable than ever.

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Syllabification: in·urn

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