verb (used with object), dis·in·terred, dis·in·ter·ring.

  1. to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
  2. to bring from obscurity into view: The actor’s autobiography disinterred a past era.

verb -ters, -terring or -terred (tr)

  1. to remove or dig up; exhume
  2. to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose

1610s, from French désenterrer (15c.), from dés- (see dis-) + enterrer “to inter” (see inter). Related: Disinterred.

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