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noun burial pronunciation in American English /ˈberiəl/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of putting a dead body into a grave in the ground at a funeral

    The family chose cremation rather than burial.

    burial rites

    a burial mound

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the act of burying something in the ground

    the burial of toxic waste

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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