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reinter Syllabification: re·in·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈtər/

Definition of reinter in English:


[with object]
Bury (a corpse) again, often in a different place than that of the first burial.
Example sentences
  • A post-mortem examination was carried out before the body was reinterred.
  • After the Restoration, Charles ordered the remains to be reinterred in St Giles.
  • Unfortunately, the graves were dug up, the remains were reinterred, and the road is there now.



Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈtərmənt/
Example sentences
  • But World War II interfered with the planned reinterment.
  • I wish to assure your readers that those in charge of the exhumation and reinterment were not similarly careless.
  • The ceaseless reinterments in a big town churchyard meant, in any case, that you could not expect a grave site to be permanently set apart for its tenant.

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