What does exhume mean?

Definitions for exhume
ɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyumex·hume

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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.]

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.]

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  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

Examples of exhume in a Sentence

  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.

  3. Deputy Mayor Glen:

    New York City is not about deleting history, new York City is about filling out the American story. These women have always been part of New York City, we just want to exhume their achievements from the coffin of history.

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