transitive verb-·terred′, -·ter′ring
- to remove from a grave, tomb, etc.; dig up; exhume
- to bring (something hidden) to light
Origin of disinterFrench désenterrer: see dis- and inter
transitive verbdis·in·terred, dis·in·ter·ring, dis·in·ters
- To dig up or remove from a grave or tomb; exhume.
- To bring to public notice; disclose.
(third-person singular simple present disinters, present participle disinterring, simple past and past participle disinterred)
- To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
- To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
- (take out of a grave): inter