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Excavate

Ex´ca`vate
v. t.1.To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate a ball; to excavate the earth.
[imp. & p. p. Excavated; p. pr. & vb. n. Excavating.]
2.To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow; as, to excavate a canoe, a cellar, a channel.
3.(Engin.) To dig out and remove, as earth.
The material excavated was usually sand.
- E. L. Corthell.
Excavating pump
a kind of dredging apparatus for excavating under water, in which silt and loose material mixed with water are drawn up by a pump.
- Knight.
Verb1.excavate - lay bare through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"
Synonyms: unearth
2.excavate - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
Synonyms: dig up, turn up
3.excavate - form by hollowing; "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"
4.excavate - remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillsite"
Synonyms: hollow, dig
avulse, bore, bring to light, bring up, burrow, clear, countersink, cut out, deepen, delve, depress, deracinate, dig out, dig up, dike, disclose, disentangle, disinter, dive, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up, drill, drive, eradicate, evolve, evulse, excise, exhume, expose, exsect, extract, extricate, ferret out, fish up, furrow, get out, gouge, gouge out, groove, grub, grub up, hollow out, lay bare, lower, mine, pick out, pluck out, pluck up, pull, pull out, pull up, quarry, rake out, remove, reveal, rip out, root out, root up, sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, shovel, sink, spade, take out, tear out, trench, trough, tunnel, turn up, uncover, unearth, unravel, uproot, weed out, withdraw, worm out, wrest out
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