from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of exhuming or disinterring that which has been buried: as, the exhumation of a dead body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of exhuming that which has been buried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of digging up that which has been buried.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried


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