exhume - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/eksˈhjuːm/
present tense
I/you/we/theyexhume
he/she/itexhumes
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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derived word

exhumation

 

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/ˌekshjʊˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularexhumation
pluralexhumations
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