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English definition of “excavate”


verb [I/T]    /ˈek·skəˌveɪt/
to dig a hole or channel in the ground , or to make a hole or channel by removing earth : [I] We’ll be excavating here for the foundation of the building . To excavate is also to remove earth from a place in order to find old objects buried there: [T] Archaeologists are excavating a site near the cathedral . excavation    /ˌek·skəˈveɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] an excavation 40 feet deep
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