• To make a hole in; hollow out.
  • To form by hollowing out.
  • To remove by digging or scooping out.
  • To expose or uncover by or as if by digging.
  • To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
  • To hollow out, or make a hollow or cavity in, by digging or scooping out the inner part, or by removing extraneous matter: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="excavate">excavate</internalXref> a tumulus or a buried city for the purpose of exploring it; to <em>excavate</em> a cocoanut.
  • To form by scooping or hollowing out; make by digging out material, as from the earth: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="excavate">excavate</internalXref> a tunnel or a cellar.
  • In <em>zoology</em>: Formed as if by excavation; hollowed, but having the inner surface irregularly rounded.
  • Widely and irregularly notched: said of a margin or mark.
  • To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging
  • To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow.
  • To dig out and remove, as earth.
  • a kind of dredging apparatus for excavating under water, in which silt and loose material mixed with water are drawn up by a pump.
  • A major grouping of <xref>unicellular</xref> <xref>eukaryotes</xref>, of the clade <xref>Excavata</xref>
  • To make a <xref>hole</xref> in (something); to <xref>hollow</xref>.
  • To remove part of (something) by <xref>scooping</xref> or <xref>digging</xref> it out.
  • To <xref>uncover</xref> (something) by removing its covering.
  • form by hollowing
  • find by digging in the ground
  • recover through digging
  • remove the inner part or the core of
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