exhume

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

Definition of exhume

exhumed

exhuming

  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>

exhumation

play \ˌeks-(h)yü-ˈmā-shən, ˌeg-zü-, ˌegz-yü-\ noun

exhumer

play \ig-ˈzü-mər, igz-ˈyü-, iks-ˈ(h)yü-\ noun

Examples of exhume in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of exhume

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


First Known Use: 15th century


EXHUME Defined for English Language Learners

exhume

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

Definition of exhume for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

exhume

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

Medical Definition of exhume

exhumed

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exhuming

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

exhumation

\ˌeks-(h)yü-ˈmā-shən, ˌegz-(y)ü-\play play noun


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