excavation - definition and synonyms

noun 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

/ˌekskəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
singularexcavation
pluralexcavations
  1. [countable/uncountable] the process of digging in the ground to find things from the past
     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [uncountable] formal the process of digging a large hole in the ground
       Synonyms and related words