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
  1. noun
    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    synonyms: entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture
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    type of:
    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
  2. noun
    concealing something under the ground
    synonyms: burying
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    reburial, reburying
    the act of burying again
    type of:
    concealing, concealment, hiding
    the activity of keeping something secret
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