- 1to remove a dead body from the ground especially in order to examine how the person died synonym dig up
- 2 The body was exhumed on the order of the judge.
NAmE//ɪɡˈzum//[usually passive] exhume something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhume
he / she / it exhumes
past simple exhumed
-ing form exhuming
exhumationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌɛɡzuˈmeɪʃn//, NAmE//ˌɛkshyuˈmeɪʃn//noun [uncountable] A committee was appointed to supervise the exhumation and identification of the bodies.