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verb [transitive] formal exhume pronunciation in British English /eksˈhjuːm/
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present participleexhuming
past tenseexhumed
past participleexhumed
  1. to remove a dead person’s body from where it is buried, especially in order to find out how they died
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 exhume pronunciation in British English /ˌekshjʊˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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