verb (used with object), ex·humed, ex·hum·ing.
Origin of exhume
Related formsex·hu·ma·tion [eks-hyoo-mey-shuh n] /ˌɛks hyʊˈmeɪ ʃən/, nounex·hum·er, nounun·ex·humed, adjective
Examples from the Web for exhume
A team of scientists is set to exhume the former Palestinian leader's body on Tuesday in order to find out.
But we exhume them from old documents to show how these things were done.Policing the Plains|R.G. MacBeth
He threatened to revive the story, to exhume your body, and to say that Aldina Ringwood had told him all about the will.A Stable for Nightmares|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
"Unless they watched me exhume it, and feared the consequences if it fell into your hands," I suggested.The Czar's Spy|William Le Queux
It is always a difficult task to exhume such buried treasure, for some preternatural guardian or other will be found on the alert.The Ghost World|T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
Early one Sunday morning the widow, accompanied by the bank manager and the undertaker, left town to exhume the remains.Reminiscences of Queensland|William Henry Corfield