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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.