Definition of exhume
- exhume a body
- exhumed a great deal of information from the archives
the remains of John Paul Jones were exhumed in Paris and transported with great ceremony to the U.S. Naval Academy
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: to remove (a body) from the place where it is buried
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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