What does exhume mean?

Definitions for exhumeɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exhume.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exhume

    eks-hūm′, v.t. to take out of the ground or place of burial: to disinter: to bring to light—also Ex′humate.—ns. Exhumā′tion, act of exhuming: disinterment; Exhum′er, one who exhumes. [L. ex, out of, humus, the ground.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhume in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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