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English definition of “exhume”

exhume

verb [T] uk   /eksˈhjuːm/ us    /eɡˈzuːm/ formal
to remove a dead body from the ground after it has been buriedBurying, cremating and preserving bodies
exhumation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌeks.hjuːˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of exhume from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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