Definitions for exhumeɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•humeɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum(v.t.)-humed, -hum•ing.

  1. to dig (something buried, esp. a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.

  2. to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light.

Origin of exhume:

1400–50; late ME < ML exhumāre= L ex-ex -1+humāre to inter


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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to dig out (especially a body from a grave).

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