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excavate

verb

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to hollow out or form (something) by removing earth
  • workmen are excavating a long tunnel that will eventually replace the aboveground expressway

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The first known use of excavate was in 1599

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“Excavate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excavate. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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