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 excavated
Today, I took in the whole giant dig, with hundreds of the soldiers on view and thousands more waiting to be excavated.
The land was developed for homes in 1974, but residents were relocated while the area was excavated and rebuilt in 1988.
But the most remarkable circumstance is the mode in which it disposes of the excavated materials.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
The greater number are excavated grottoes, the fronts of which are careful imitations of timbered houses.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
The steam shovel was then put in, and excavated to a depth of five or six feet.
The streets had been excavated out of the earth, and are in many places several feet below the surface.The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 2 of 3|Matthew Weld Hartstonge
Later, when antique beauty was excavated from ruins, the Christian style of art seemed sad.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France