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exhume

ex·hume

exhume

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zyum [or] ihg zum
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exhumed, exhumes, exhuming
definition 1: to dig out, esp. from a grave; disinter.
Police ordered the body to be exhumed and a forensic autopsy to be carried out.
antonyms:
bury, entomb, inhume, inter
definition 2: to revive or restore to prominence, esp. after a period of obscurity.
New evidence forced physicists to exhume a previously discarded theory.
antonyms:
lay to rest
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derivations: exhumation (n.), exhumer (n.)