excavate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (eks'ku-vāt"), [key]
— -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
- to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging: The ground was excavated for a foundation.
- to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material.
- to dig or scoop out (earth, sand, etc.).
- to expose or lay bare by or as if by digging; unearth: to excavate an ancient city.
- excavate (Thesaurus)