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  Definition of excavation
  1. the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
  2. the act of digging; "there''s an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
  3. a hole in the ground made by excavating
  4. the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
Similar Words: mining, digging, dig, hole in the ground, archeological site

 

Hyponyms: placer mining, strip mining, opencast mining, bore, bore-hole, drill hole, delf, ditch, mine, mineshaft, pit, quarry, stone pit, pool, root cellar, cellar, well, working, workings, Byblos

 

Derivational Morphology: excavate, dig, hollow, mine, dig out, delve, cut into, turn over, unearth, dig up, turn up

 

 
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