Definition of excavate

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • excavate is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 20
  • excavate is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 20
  • excavate is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 22

Definition of excavate


  • find by digging in the ground (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dig up
    2. turn up
  • recover through digging (verb)

    Examples

    1. Schliemann excavated Troy
    2. excavate gold

    Synonyms

    1. unearth
  • remove the inner part or the core of (verb)

    Examples

    1. the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

    Synonyms

    1. dig
    2. hollow
  • form by hollowing (verb)

    Examples

    1. Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team
    2. excavate a cavity

See definition of excavate in Merriam Webster

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