Translation of "excavate" - English-Spanish dictionary

excavate

verb uk /ˈek.skə.veɪt/ us

to remove earth that is covering very old objects buried in the ground in order to discover things about the past

excavar
Ice age bones are being excavated in the caves.

to dig a hole or channel in the ground, especially with a machine

excavar
In tin mining today, workers excavate tunnels horizontally from a vertical shaft.
excavation noun uk /ˌeks.kəˈveɪ.ʃən/ us

excavación
Excavation on the site is likely to continue for several years.
She has taken part in several excavations of Roman settlements across Europe.

(Translation of “excavate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

excavate

verb /ˈekskəveit/

to dig up (a piece of ground etc) or to dig out (a hole) by doing this

excavar
Builders have begun excavating the site.

in archaeology, to uncover or open up (a structure etc remaining from earlier times) by digging

excavar
The archaeologist excavated an ancient fortress.
excavation noun

excavación
excavator noun

a machine or person that excavates

excavadora
a mechanical excavator.

(Translation of “excavate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)