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exhume

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verb ex·hume \ig-ˈzüm, igz-ˈyüm, iks-ˈ(h)yüm\

Simple Definition of exhume

  • : to remove (a body) from the place where it is buried

Full Definition of exhume

ex·humedex·hum·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  disinter <exhume a body>

  3. 2 :  to bring back from neglect or obscurity <exhumed a great deal of information from the archives>

ex·hu·ma·tion play \ˌeks-(h)yü-ˈmā-shən, ˌeg-zü-, ˌegz-yü-\ noun
ex·hum·er play \ig-ˈzü-mər, igz-ˈyü-, iks-ˈ(h)yü-\ noun

Examples of exhume

  1. <the remains of John Paul Jones were exhumed in Paris and transported with great ceremony to the U.S. Naval Academy>



Origin of exhume

Middle English, from Medieval Latin exhumare, from Latin ex out of + humus earth — more at ex-, humble


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

exhume

play play
transitive verb ex·hume \igz-ˈ(y)üm, iks-ˈ(h)yüm\

Medical Definition of exhume

ex·humedex·hum·ing

  1. :  disinter <the body was exhumed for an autopsy>

  2. ex·hu·ma·tion \ˌeks-(h)yü-ˈmā-shən, ˌegz-(y)ü-\play play noun





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