burial

A burial is the act of placing a dead person in a grave. It's a ritual of respect and closure. If your pet lizard dies, give him a proper burial by digging a little grave in your backyard.

If you've ever been to a funeral, you've probably witnessed a burial — lowering a corpse into the ground. Though burying a body is physically like burying anything, a burial involves solemn rituals and deep respect. Often, religious services are given as the body goes under, and the family and friends gather at the burial to mourn the dead. A tombstone or other marker is erected after the burial.

Definitions of burial
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n the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

Synonyms:
entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture
Type of:
funeral
a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

n concealing something under the ground

Synonyms:
burying
Types:
reburial, reburying
the act of burying again
Type of:
concealing, concealment, hiding
the activity of keeping something secret

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