verb (used with object), ex·ca·vat·ed, ex·ca·vat·ing.
Origin of excavate
Related formsre·ex·ca·vate, verb (used with object), re·ex·ca·vat·ed, re·ex·ca·vat·ing.un·ex·ca·vat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for excavate
There have been attempts to excavate the remains, and many have been removed over the past half-decade.
In the years since, Alford has worked hard to excavate what she really feels.JFK’s Intern-Mistress Mimi Alford Confesses, ‘I Did Love Him’|Leslie Bennetts|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
However, de-miners crawling on their bellies to identify, excavate, and destroy mines remain the default modus operandi.
Referring to the cost of cofferdam work, we see that, in order to excavate the 58 cu.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
I looked among the dead, to see if I could find any iron implement with which to excavate the wall, or to break the chains.Rule of the Monk|Giuseppe Garibaldi
It was found desirable to excavate a part of the sea-level channel before the water was let into it.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
In order to make the determinations it was necessary to excavate a cave in the glacier.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Some day men will excavate upon this ground, of which the surface has been barely scratched.Naples Past and Present|Arthur H. Norway