verb (used with object), ex·ca·vat·ed, ex·ca·vat·ing.
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Origin of excavate
OTHER WORDS FROM excavatere·ex·ca·vate, verb (used with object), re·ex·ca·vat·ed, re·ex·ca·vat·ing.un·ex·ca·vat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for excavate
Many incidents in the book show the courage and grit it took to find and excavate Ardi in Ethiopia’s remote Middle Awash area, where local nomadic groups are prone to shoot at outsiders.Ardi and her discoverers shake up hominid evolution in ‘Fossil Men’|Bruce Bower|November 18, 2020|Science News
Those people used to build kurgans, burial mountains, that archaeologists excavated to study cultural remains.The English Word That Hasn’t Changed in Sound or Meaning in 8,000 Years - Facts So Romantic|Sevindj Nurkiyazova|November 9, 2020|Nautilus
The male selects the spot in a bank where they’ll take turns excavating the nest.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart|Laura Erickson|November 6, 2020|Popular Science
He and his team examined six skeletons excavated from a site in southern Peru, two of which were buried with hunting tools.A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas|Kate Baggaley|November 4, 2020|Popular Science
To better understand the extent of ancient female hunting, Haas’ group reviewed evidence from 429 excavated individuals buried at 107 sites, including Wilamaya Patjxa, throughout the Americas.Female big-game hunters may have been surprisingly common in the ancient Americas|Bruce Bower|November 4, 2020|Science News
Greece has high hopes that the giant tomb now being excavated at Amphipolis contains one of these ancient Macedonian leaders.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger|James Romm|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His cousin died in 2009 when an illegally excavated archaeological site collapsed on top of him.
At the edge of an already excavated grave a single bullet was fired into the back of her head and she fell lifeless into the hole.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She seemed unusually cheerful for someone whose backyard was about to be lightly excavated.
This 3,000-year-old language was discovered on clay tablets excavated in 1900 on the island of Crete.Who Actually Cracked Linear B, the Ancient Code of the Mysterious Knossos Labyrinth?|Malcolm Jones|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only a comparatively small portion has been excavated, but the city enclosed by the wall covered nearly one square mile.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
An endless forest, the impenetrable earth; the one to be removed, and the other to be excavated.
The following engraving, after a sketch by Maitland, shows a gallery wider and more rudely excavated.
These are chambers excavated in the tufa on either side of the galleries, with which they communicate by doors, as seen in Fig. 4.
It has completely buried the ancient roads, except where excavated, as shown in the engraving.