Simple actions

disinter
(v)
diss-in-TER
Meaning

dig up; unearth

1st Sample Sentence

The police are going to disinter the body so that it can again be examined for signs of poisoning.

Root

dis (do the opposite of)#in (in, into)#terra (earth) (Latin)

Mnemonics

disinter is the opposite of 'inter' - in+ terra (earth) = inside earth or place inside earth. So disinter means take 'out' of earth. inter = to bury. so disinter means opposite of bury => to dig up. inter rhymes with enter. so dis (not)+enter means to bring out or unearth

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