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excavate

verb (v)

  • recover through digging (verb.perception)
    Synonym: unearth
    Example:
    Schliemann excavated Troy.
    Excavate gold.
    source: wordnet30
  • find by digging in the ground (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dig up, turn up
    source: wordnet30
  • form by hollowing (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team.
    Excavate a cavity.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the inner part or the core of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dig, hollow
    Example:
    The mining company wants to excavate the hillside.
    source: wordnet30
  • To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate a ball; to excavate the earth. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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