- to dig (something buried, especially a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.
- to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light: to exhume a literary reputation; to exhume old letters.
Origin of exhume
Examples from the Web for exhume
Contemporary Examples of exhume
A team of scientists is set to exhume the former Palestinian leader's body on Tuesday in order to find out.Bringing Up Yasir Arafat’s Body
November 24, 2012
Historical Examples of exhume
But we exhume them from old documents to show how these things were done.Policing the Plains
Do you seriously expect me to get an order to exhume him now?Dead Ringer
Lester del Rey
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
Besides, it was not our custom to exhume the bodies of those who had been buried.
Of what use would it be to exhume Mr. Brockelsby after the doctors had cut him up?The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton
Wardon Allan Curtis
- to dig up (something buried, esp a corpse); disinter
- to reveal; disclose; unearthdon't exhume that old argument