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cavate

[ key-veyt ]
/ ˈkeɪ veɪt /
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adjective
hollowed out, as a space excavated from rock: cavate cliff dwellings.
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Origin of cavate

1725–35; <Latin cavātus made hollow (past participle), equivalent to cav(āre) to hollow + -ātus-ate1
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