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  Definition of Excavate
  1. remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
  2. form by hollowing; "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University''s rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"
  3. find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
  4. lay bare through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"
Similar Words: dig, hollow, dig up, turn up, unearth

 

Hyponyms: drive, trench, ditch, grub up, grub out, nuzzle, disinter, exhume

 

Grouped Verbs: locate, turn up

 

Derivational Morphology: hole, hollow, dig, excavation, archeological site, digging, hole in the ground, mining, excavator, power shovel, digger, shovel

 

 
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