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English definition of “excavate”


verb [I, T]     /ˈekskəveɪt/
to dig in the ground, especially with a machine, or to look for objects from the past: These Roman coins were excavated from a site in Cambridge.ArchaeologyDiggingMining and quarrying
excavation     /ˌekskəˈveɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of excavate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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