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Verb: excavate  'ek-sku,veyt
  1. Recover through digging
    "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold";
    - unearth
     
  2. Find by digging in the ground
    "I excavated an old box in the garden";
    - dig up, turn up
     
  3. Form by hollowing
    "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"
     
  4. Remove the inner part or the core of
    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside";
    - dig, hollow

Derived forms: excavating, excavated, excavates

Type of: bring out, core out, hollow, hollow out, obtain, remove, reveal, take, take away, uncover, unveil, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Excavate