from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove from a grave; disinter.
- transitive v. To bring to light, especially after a period of obscurity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dig out of the earth, as something, especially a dead body, which has been buried; disinter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
French exhumer, from Medieval Latin exhumāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ex and humāre ("to bury") (Wiktionary)