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synonyms for excavate

  • scrape
  • shovel
  • uncover
  • unearth
  • burrow
  • cut
  • delve
  • empty
  • gouge
  • grub
  • hollow
  • mine
  • quarry
  • scoop
  • spade
  • trench
  • tunnel
See also synonyms for: excavated
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antonyms for excavate

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  • cover
  • fill
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How to use excavate in a sentence

The unique ability of humans to pry open the Earth and excavate the mass carbon graves of millions of years ago has created an energy surplus unheard of in the billions of years prior.
DAWN OF THE HELIOCENE - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENSUMMER PRAETORIUSSEPTEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
Crucially, each flare would excavate some protons from the neutron star’s surface.
NEUTRINOS COULD REVEAL HOW FAST RADIO BURSTS ARE LAUNCHEDLISA GROSSMANSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Makers of the earthwork may have removed soil from the pits to construct mounds inside its borders, as has been observed at excavated council circles in the region.
DRONES FIND SIGNS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ‘GREAT SETTLEMENT’ BENEATH A KANSAS PASTUREBRUCE BOWERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Five council circles have been found among 22 ancestral Wichita sites excavated along an eight-kilometer stretch of the Little Arkansas and Smoky Hill rivers, around 230 kilometers north of the newly surveyed site.
DRONES FIND SIGNS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ‘GREAT SETTLEMENT’ BENEATH A KANSAS PASTUREBRUCE BOWERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Previous research has been done on Stonehenge’s acoustics, but was incomplete, says archaeologist Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University in England who has excavated at Stonehenge but did not participate in the new research.
STONEHENGE ENHANCED SOUNDS LIKE VOICES OR MUSIC FOR PEOPLE INSIDE THE MONUMENTBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To excavate a hole under either of the four would have required more time than we believed we had to spare.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
I looked among the dead, to see if I could find any iron implement with which to excavate the wall, or to break the chains.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
Then the birds are able to obtain a foothold and to excavate with the bill, while clinging to the edge of the hole.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Before the locks could be built it became necessary to excavate down to bed rock.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
This has operated to excavate numerous and extensive caves into the coast.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCAVATE

  • delve
  • excavate
  • hollow out
  • scoop out
  • tunnel
  • undermine
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