excavate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To make a hole in; hollow out: excavate an ore-rich hillside.
    • To form by hollowing aside.
    • to get rid of by looking or scooping down.
    • To expose or uncover by or like by digging: excavate an archaeological site.
    • To hollow away; to form cavity or gap in; in order to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging
    • to make by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or whatever is hollow.
    • To seek out and take away, as planet.
    • which will make a hole in; hollow out: excavate an ore-rich hillside.
    • to create by hollowing away.
    • to eliminate by looking or scooping away.
    • To expose or unearth by or as if by digging: excavate an archaeological website.
    • To hollow away; to create hole or opening in; to help make hollow by cutting, scooping, or looking
    • To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or whatever is hollow.
    • To seek out and take away, as earth.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
    • to take part in digging, hollowing out, or the removal of.
  • verb:
    • To make a hole in (one thing); to hollow.
    • to eliminate element of (one thing) by scooping or digging it out.
    • to discover (some thing) by removing its covering.
    • form by hollowing
    • find by looking into the floor
    • recover through looking
    • take away the internal part or the core of
    • To make a hole in (some thing); to hollow.
    • To remove element of (anything) by scooping or searching it.
    • to locate (anything) by detatching its covering.
    • type by hollowing
    • find by digging into the surface
    • recuperate through looking
    • remove the internal part or the core of
  • noun:
    • an important grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, associated with clade Excavata
    • a significant grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, for the clade Excavata
  • others:
    • To hollow out, or make a hollow or cavity in, by searching or scooping from inner part, or by detatching extraneous matter: as, to excavate a tumulus or a buried town for the intended purpose of exploring it; to excavate a cocoanut.
    • To form by scooping or hollowing out; make by looking completely material, as from the planet: as, to excavate a tunnel or a cellar.
    • In zoology: Formed as though by excavation; hollowed, but getting the inner area irregularly rounded.
    • extensively and irregularly notched: stated of a margin or mark.
    • To hollow aside, or make a hollow or hole in, by searching or scooping from internal part, or by detatching extraneous matter: as, to excavate a tumulus or a buried city for the intended purpose of exploring it; to excavate a cocoanut.
    • to make by scooping or hollowing away; make by searching down product, as from the earth: as, to excavate a tunnel or a cellar.
    • In zoology: created as if by excavation; hollowed, but getting the inner area irregularly rounded.
    • Widely and irregularly notched: said of a margin or mark.

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