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- n. The act of entombing or the state of being entombed
- n. The decommissioning of a radioactive site by encasing it in concrete
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of entombing or burying, or state of being entombed; burial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of entombing, or the state of being entombed; burial; sepulture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
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Another option is "entombment" of radioactive components in concrete for the long term.
When Mr. Bounderby in "Hard Times," for example, tells stories about his supposed childhood poverty, he brags that as a boy the only pictures he possessed were "of a man shaving himself in a boot on the blacking bottles"—a brisk little nod to Dickens's youthful entombment at Mr. Warren's factory in the Strand.
It signified her participation in the entombment of
She and her jackals, the Ten Who Were Taken, were freed from their entombment and now vie for the submission of the World once again.
She touched her candle to the one on my table, and a mellow light flickered over the massive stones of the wall, giving me a moment's feeling of entombment.
America's debts are bigger than the entire GDP of the world, so unless the whole world decides to bail out America by gifting America 100 percent of their wages and profits for a year or more America can forget about ever digging out of its debt entombment.
Titian actually paints himself into his late religious paintings as a witness to Christ's entombment and as the suffering St. Jerome at the foot of a cross.
I just returned from D.C. feeling like David Blaine returning from his 58-hour entombment in a block of ice: I'm cold, I lost some friends, and I gained an impressive case of PTSD.
This one's kicked off by an incredible coincidence, and in the first 8 pages Modesty has to deal with "an earthquake, entombment, a fight with a killer, and an attempt to save a stranger from bleeding to death."
Personally, I think the only way to keep people away from a nuclear entombment site for 10,000 years is to impregnate the soil somehow with some kind of freaky disease, like ebola or rabies or chronic explosive diarrhea.