excavated

[ eks-kuh-veyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF excavated

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Let this be as it may, we found nothing of any value in the agglomerate in which the Egyptians had excavated.

The amphitheatre is still in existence, and was excavated in 1887.

To return to the site first found, the hill fort of Dunbuie, excavated in 1896.

If the ground is soft a small grave is excavated at the bottom of the larger one.

The walls and ceiling were rough and irregular; it was natural instead of excavated.

This place was excavated and examined, but no trace of any burial could be found there.

The ruins of Mayan civilization, excavated once, were buried anew.

The rock has been excavated by the miners into all sorts of shapes.

More than forty million cubic yards of earth and rock were excavated.

The gravel was excavated and loaded by hand into side dump cars of 35 cu.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin excavatus, past participle of excavare "to hollow out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + cavare "to hollow, hollow out," from cavus "cave" (see cave (n.)). Related: Excavated; excavating.

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