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Definition of exhume verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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