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Synonyms for excavate

Synonyms for excavate

to break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool

to make by digging

Synonyms for excavate

recover through digging

find by digging in the ground

form by hollowing

remove the inner part or the core of

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If the impact did excavate mantle material, and it doesn't contain olivine, that would have substantial implications for models of how the Moon was formed, Moriarty said.
4 : to dig out and remove <Miners excavate diamonds.>
If the operator were to excavate and examine each of these anomalies, it would expect that 80 anomalies would have a true depth between 25% NWT and 45% NWT.
The mountain was deemed too dangerous to excavate in 1996 when an investigation team located the crash site, but with help from Army mountaineers it was decided that it could be done.
It may take years to completely excavate the sunken ship in Beaufort Inlet.
O'tron village chief Sok Khoeun said four of the six shafts underneath the villagers' farmland were filled before the deadline, but five other families continued to excavate and extract gold ore in the company's adjacent shafts.
The cutting head is then progressively raised through the material until it breaches the surface, at which point the boom is then lowered and the cycle repeated to excavate the desired depth and width.
Geology experts were last night continuing to examine and excavate the mysterious 10ft cavern which appeared without warning.
Scientific tests have confirmed the bone is human and work is now under way to excavate all the remains.
Grace and the EPA entered into an administrative settlement agreement and removal action order to excavate an area measuring approximately 175 feet by 250 feet to the depth of native soil.
Field Museum archaeologists hope to excavate a more elaborate house in the future to gain more perspective.
At the dig site on the neighboring ranch, other team members uncover a tangle of bones that will have to be left for another expedition to excavate.
The machine also can excavate loose soils by air vacuum.
Scientists at the University of Bristol have been planning to excavate the sample and reveal the prehistoric bones inside.