(noun, verb)


1. (zoology) Any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade Excavata.


1. recover through digging

- Schliemann excavated Troy

- excavate gold

Similar word(s): unearth

Definition categories: perception, reveal, unveil

2. find by digging in the ground

Definition categories: contact, obtain

3. form by hollowing

- Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team

- excavate a cavity

Definition categories: contact, hollow

4. remove the inner part or the core of

- the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Similar word(s): dig, hollow

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw