Definitions for excavate

Definitions for (verb) excavate

Main entry: dig, excavate, hollow

Definition: remove the inner part or the core of

Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Main entry: excavate

Definition: form by hollowing

Usage: Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team; excavate a cavity

Main entry: dig up, turn up, excavate

Definition: find by digging in the ground

Usage: I dug up an old box in the garden

Main entry: unearth, excavate

Definition: recover through digging

Usage: Schliemann excavated Troy; excavate gold

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