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Verb: exhume  ig'zoom [N. Amer], eks'(h)yoom [Brit]
  1. Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
    "It shall be unlawful to disinter or exhume a body from a grave"; "The Court drew attention to the fact that the State has the right to exhume a body to obtain evidence to make out its case";
    - disinter

Derived forms: exhumed, exhumes, exhuming

Type of: dig up, excavate, turn up

Encyclopedia: Exhume