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cavate

[key-veyt] /ˈkeɪ veɪt/
adjective
1.
hollowed out, as a space excavated from rock:
cavate cliff dwellings.
Origin of cavate
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin cavātus made hollow (past participle), equivalent to cav(āre) to hollow + -ātus -ate1
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