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Exhume   /ɛkshjˈum/   Listen
Exhume

verb
(past & past part. exhumed; pres. part. exhuming)
1.
Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies.  Synonym: disinter.






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"Exhume" Quotes from Famous Books



... laid in them. Bugler Swanson blew "taps," after which the graves were carefully filled and the tops sodded so that roving Moros would not afterwards find and desecrate these graves, sacred to the American people. All in good time the American military authorities would send and exhume these remains, transferring them to marked resting ...
— Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines - or, Following the Flag against the Moros • H. Irving Hancock

... poodle which I had been insane enough to attempt to foist upon the colonel must, it seems, have buried his supper the night before very near the spot in which I had laid Bingo, and in his attempts to exhume his bone had brought the remains of ...
— Stories By English Authors: London • Various



Words linked to "Exhume" :   dig up, exhumation, turn up, excavate



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