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excavate

(verb) Remove the inner part or the core of.

Synonyms: dig, hollow

Usage: The mining company wants to excavate the hillside and build a tunnel.
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excavate
Definition: (verb) Remove the inner part or the core of.
Synonyms: dig, hollow
Usage: The mining company wants to excavate the hillside and build a tunnel.
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ex·ca·vate (ĕk′skə-vāt′)
v. ex·ca·vat·ed, ex·ca·vat·ing, ex·ca·vates
v.tr.
1. To make a hole in; hollow out: excavate an ore-rich hillside.
2. To form by hollowing out.
3. To remove by digging or scooping out.
4. To expose or uncover by or as if by digging: excavate an archaeological site.
v.intr.
To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
[Latin excavāre, excavāt-, to hollow out : ex-, ex- + cavāre, to hollow (from cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
excavate (ˈɛkskəˌveɪt)
vb
1. to remove (soil, earth, etc) by digging; dig out
2. to make (a hole, cavity, or tunnel) in (solid matter) by hollowing or removing the centre or inner part: to excavate a tooth.
3. (Archaeology) to unearth (buried objects) methodically in an attempt to discover information about the past
[C16: from Latin excavāre, from cavāre to make hollow, from cavus hollow]
ˌexcaˈvation n
ˌexcaˈvational adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ex•ca•vate (ˈɛks kəˌveɪt)

v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
1. to form into a hollow, as by digging: The ground was excavated for a foundation.
2. to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material.
3. to dig or scoop out (earth, sand, etc.).
4. to expose or lay bare by or as if by digging; unearth.

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1590s, from Latin excavatus, past participle of excavare "to hollow out," from ex "out" + cavare "to hollow, hollow out," from cavus "cave" (from PIE root *keue- "to swell," also "vault, hole"). Related: Excavated; excavating.


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To excavate is to remove or find by digging. If you have rocky soil in your garden, you may have to excavate it to remove the rocks and replace them with additional soil.
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Construction crews also excavate when they remove material from the ground. Workers slowly excavate subways tunnels using explosives to break up the rock and earth. Then the workers clear away the materials, hollowing out a tunnel as they go. It often takes a lot of time and effort to excavate. But most people would agree a new subway line is dynamite!
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Israeli archaeologists excavate a 1500-year-old floor mosaic depicting the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in a newly-discovered church dating back to the Byzantine era, in the village of Aluma in southern Israel on January 22, 2014.

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excavate

Definition: (verb) Remove the inner part or the core of.
Synonyms: dig, hollow
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