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excavate

US [ˈekskəˌveɪt]
UK [ˈekskəveɪt]
  • v.挖掘;发掘
  • Web挖出;开凿;采掘
Simple Present:excavates  Present Participle:excavating  Past Tense:excavated  
excavate
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v.
1.
发掘,挖出(古建筑或古物)to dig in the ground to look for old buildings or objects that have been buried for a long time; to find sth by digging in this way
The site has been excavated by archaeologists.
这个遗址已被考古学家发掘出来。
pottery and weapons excavated from the burial site
从墓地挖掘出的陶器和兵器
2.
~ sth
挖掘,开凿,挖空(洞、隧道等)to make a hole, etc. in the ground by digging
The body was discovered when builders excavated the area.
建筑工人挖地时发现了这具尸体。

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