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English definition of “exhume”

exhume

verb [T]     /eksˈhjuːm/ US  /eɡˈzuːm/ formal
to remove a dead body from the ground after it has been buriedBurying, cremating and preserving bodies exhumation     /ˌeks.hjuːˈmeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U]
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