Meaning of exhume

ex•hume

Pronunciation: (ig-zm', -zym', eks-hym'), [key]
— -humed, -hum•ing.
  1. to dig (something buried, esp. a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.
  2. to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light: to exhume a literary reputation; to exhume old letters.
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