Definitions for exhumeɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinter, exhume(verb)

    dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies


  1. exhume(Verb)

    To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.

    The archeologist exhumed artifacts from the ground with a shovel.

  2. Origin: ex and ("to bury")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhume(verb)

    to dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter

  2. Origin: [LL. exhumare; L. ex out + humus ground, soil: cf. F. exhumer. See Humble.]

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  1. Police Khalid Abu Bakar:

    The first team of our officers has arrived in the area this morning to exhume the bodies.

  2. Anuchon Chamat:

    There are at least 30 graves that have been place marked. We exhumed four bodies today and will continue to exhume bodies.

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