Associations to the word «Excavate»
EXCAVATE, verb. (transitive) To make a hole in (something); to hollow.
EXCAVATE, verb. (transitive) To remove part of (something) by scooping or digging it out.
EXCAVATE, verb. (transitive) To uncover (something) by removing its covering.
EXCAVATE, noun. (zoology) Any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade Excavata.
EXCAVATE, verb. Recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold".
EXCAVATE, verb. Find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden".
EXCAVATE, verb. Form by hollowing; "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity".
EXCAVATE, verb. Remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside".
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