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excavation

[ eks-kuh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun
a hole or cavity made by excavating.
the act of excavating.
an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site.
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Origin of excavation

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin excavātiōn- (stem of excavātiō ) “a hollowing.” See excavate, -ion

synonym study for excavation

1. See hole.

OTHER WORDS FROM excavation

ex·ca·va·tion·al, adjectivenon·ex·ca·va·tion, nounre·ex·ca·va·tion, noun
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