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Definition of exhumation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exhumation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌekshjuːˈmeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekshjuːˈmeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
 
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an act of removing a dead body from the ground, especially in order to examine how the person died A committee was appointed to supervise the exhumation and identification of the bodies.