Dictionary Results for excavate

1. excavate - verb

· recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"

Synonym(s): unearth

Hypernym(s): bring_out, unveil, reveal

2. excavate - verb

· find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"

Synonym(s): dig_up, turn_up

Hypernym(s): obtain

3. excavate - verb

· form by hollowing; "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"

Hypernym(s): hollow, hollow_out, core_out

4. excavate - verb

· remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

Synonym(s): dig, hollow

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw

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