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dis·in·ter / ˌdisinˈtər/ • v. (-terred, -ter·ring) [tr.] dig up (something that has been buried, esp. a corpse). ∎  discover (something that is well hidden): he has disinterred and translated an important collection of writings. DERIVATIVES: dis·in·ter·ment n.

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disinter XVII. — F. désenterrer; see DIS- 3, INTER.

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