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excavate meaning and definition

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Definition of excavate (verb)

  1. recover through digging
    • "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
    • synonyms: unearth
  2. find by digging in the ground
  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"
    • synonyms: dig, hollow
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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