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excavate

Saltos de línea: ex|ca¦vate
Pronunciación: /ˈɛkskəveɪt
 
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Definición de excavate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1Make (a hole or channel) by digging: the cheapest way of doing this was to excavate a long trench
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There were no tools found in the churchyard so it is not yet clear how the hole was excavated and officers are not aware of any history of vandalism at St Martin's.
  • We excavate a hole, put our tent inside it, and start winter camping for a few days.
  • At least two of them have developed blades that allow you to use a tooth bucket for more than excavating a hole or digging a trench.
Sinónimos
1.1Dig out material from (the ground): the ground was largely excavated by hand
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That ground was largely excavated down to bed - rock to provide adequate support for the pillars that support this upper deck.
  • However, earlier this week Bloor put up temporary buildings on the site, started excavating the ground and moved building materials in.
  • They've excavated the grounds for the new hospital, which should be open in about three years.
1.2Extract (material) from the ground by digging: a large amount of gravel would be excavated to form the channel
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Wheel loaders offer the best bet for contractors who need to excavate rock, minerals, and soil or to load and carry materials.
  • James inefectually tried to excavate a droplet of water from his ear.
  • They've also had problems with Intergen (the firm that wants to excavate underground gas caverns near Aldbrough).
2Remove earth carefully from (an area) in order to find buried remains: the site was excavated in 1975
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The team have also been excavating areas of the site that could not be saved from the sea and, in the course of their excavations, came across three burials lying next to the Priory church.
  • Lynn will receive training so she can excavate sites, remove fossils and artifacts, and carefully map the finds.
  • In this year an amateur archaeologist carefully excavated the original site of the house and located the chimney foundation (Robbins).
2.1Reveal or extract (buried remains) while excavating an area: clothing and weapons were excavated from the burial site
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Archaeologists first began excavating the remains of a 1,000-year-old castle located on the site in 1936.
  • Archaeologists are excavating the remains of an important 17th century iron-smelting furnace that was almost lost forever.
  • Archaeologists excavated the remains of 23 men, women and infants from the tombs.
Sinónimos
unearth, dig up, bring out of the ground, bring to the surface, uncover, reveal;
rare unbury

Origen

late 16th century: from Latin excavat- 'hollowed out', from the verb excavare, from ex- 'out' + cavare 'make or become hollow' (from cavus 'hollow').

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