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noun excavation pronunciation in British English /ˌekskəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [countable/uncountable] the process of digging in the ground to find things from the past
    archaeological excavations
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      [uncountable] formal the process of digging a large hole in the ground
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