- to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging: The ground was excavated for a foundation.
- to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material.
- to dig or scoop out (earth, sand, etc.).
- to expose or lay bare by or as if by digging; unearth: to excavate an ancient city.
Origin of excavate
Examples from the Web for unexcavated
Historical Examples of unexcavated
Bapaume as Father Beckett saw it, is a Herculaneum unexcavated.Everyman's Land
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Some seventy or eighty feet is all that is visible of this limestone; the rest is unexcavated.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
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
Large, unexcavated ruins, magnificent canyons and mesas off the beaten path unfold the charm of this primitive region.
No survey of the unexcavated sites has been made, and the total number of ruins is unknown.
- to remove (soil, earth, etc) by digging; dig out
- to make (a hole, cavity, or tunnel) in (solid matter) by hollowing or removing the centre or inner partto excavate a tooth
- to unearth (buried objects) methodically in an attempt to discover information about the past