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unearth

verb un·earth \ˌən-ˈərth\

: to find (something) that was buried in the earth

: to find or discover (something) that was hidden or lost

Full Definition of UNEARTH

transitive verb
1
:  to dig up out of or as if out of the earth :  exhume <unearth treasure> <unearth an old photo album>
2
:  to make known or public :  bring to light <unearth a scandal>

Examples of UNEARTH

  1. An old document was unearthed from the files.
  2. They unearthed evidence that he had accepted bribes.

First Known Use of UNEARTH

15th century

Related to UNEARTH

Synonyms
disinter, exhume
Antonyms
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, tomb
See Synonym Discussion at discover

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