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
A team led by evolutionary geneticists Gülşah Merve Kilinç and Anders Götherström, both of Stockholm University, extracted DNA from the remains of 40 human skeletons previously excavated in parts of eastern Siberia.Plague may have caused die-offs of ancient Siberians|Bruce Bower|January 6, 2021|Science News
Among them are a ball, a child’s Spider-Man shoe and slabs of Styrofoam so weathered they look as if they were excavated at Pompeii.In the galleries: Up to his elbows in watery works and lustrous prints|Mark Jenkins|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Buildings at Gath and several dozen other cities from ancient Israel and nearby kingdoms of Judah and Philistia, excavated by other teams, were constructed based on three primary measurements, Chadwick has found.
A team led by archaeologist Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel — who Chadwick collaborated with to excavate the Gath gateway — has investigated Tell es-Safi since 1996.
A number of buildings or clusters of rooms have been excavated in this, and others as yet unexcavated are known to be there.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
Some seventy or eighty feet is all that is visible of this limestone; the rest is unexcavated.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray
Bapaume as Father Beckett saw it, is a Herculaneum unexcavated.Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
No survey of the unexcavated sites has been made, and the total number of ruins is unknown.
Large, unexcavated ruins, magnificent canyons and mesas off the beaten path unfold the charm of this primitive region.