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synonyms for exhume

  • disclose
  • resurrect
  • unearth
  • disinter
  • reveal
  • disembalm
  • disentomb
  • disinhume
  • unbury
  • uncharnel
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  • bury
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How to use exhume in a sentence

Experts from the Harvard laboratory of geneticist David Reich extracted DNA from the bones of 29 people exhumed from the cemetery more than 40 years ago for a road project and identified five, maybe six, family groups.
FACES OF THE DEAD EMERGE FROM LOST AFRICAN AMERICAN GRAVEYARDMICHAEL RUANEJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Denmark is now in the process of exhuming and burning those carcasses.
THE NEXT PANDEMIC: HOW READY ARE YOU?SEAN CULLIGANJUNE 15, 2021OZY
Once a committee gets legal authorization to exhume the remains, they’ll be DNA-tested.
WHY IT TOOK 100 YEARS FOR AMERICA TO LEARN ABOUT THE TULSA MASSACREFABIOLA CINEASMAY 30, 2021VOX
As of Friday, two dozen bodies had been exhumed but police believe there could be 40 or more.
EIGHT PITS FULL OF MURDERED WOMEN FOUND IN EX COP’S BACKYARD IN EL SALVADORBARBIE LATZA NADEAUMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Exhume , to dig out of the ground, or in the case of a fossil, to take out of its place of burial in the rock.
UNEXPLORED!ALLEN CHAFFEE
When a tribe quits one place to reside at another, they exhume the bones of their relations, and take them with them.
BORNEO AND THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGOFRANK S. MARRYAT
At last he shut the book, and, laying it down, proceeded to exhume a morning coat.
SIX MONTHS AT THE CAPER.M. BALLANTYNE
Deprived of the requisite authority, it was unable to do more than exhume the old laws on the matter and ordain new ones.
ON THE CATTLE PLAGUE: OR, CONTAGIOUS TYPHUS IN HORNED CATTLE. ITS HISTORY, ORIGIN, DESCRIPTION, AND TREATMENTHONOR BOURGUIGNON
It is from among its ruins that the wondering fellah and explorer of to-day exhume the gorgeous relics of its past.
PATRIARCHAL PALESTINEARCHIBALD HENRY SAYCE
He might as well have tried to exhume his baby son and blow in the breath of life between the folded lips.
THE BRENTONSANNA CHAPIN RAY
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