verb (used with object), ex·humed, ex·hum·ing.
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Origin of exhume
OTHER WORDS FROM exhumeex·hu·ma·tion [eks-hyoo-mey-shuhn], /ˌɛks hyʊˈmeɪ ʃən/, nounex·hum·er, nounun·ex·humed, adjective
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A team of scientists is set to exhume the former Palestinian leader's body on Tuesday in order to find out.
Exhume , to dig out of the ground, or in the case of a fossil, to take out of its place of burial in the rock.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
When a tribe quits one place to reside at another, they exhume the bones of their relations, and take them with them.Borneo and the Indian Archipelago|Frank S. Marryat
At last he shut the book, and, laying it down, proceeded to exhume a morning coat.Six Months at the Cape|R.M. Ballantyne
Deprived of the requisite authority, it was unable to do more than exhume the old laws on the matter and ordain new ones.
It is from among its ruins that the wondering fellah and explorer of to-day exhume the gorgeous relics of its past.Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce