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excavate

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excavate/ˈɛkskəˌveɪt/verb
excavatesexcavatedexcavating
excavate
/ˈɛkskəˌveɪt/
verb
excavatesexcavatedexcavating
Learner's definition of EXCAVATE  
[+ object]
: to uncover (something) by digging away and removing the earth that covers it
: to dig a large hole in (something)
   b : to form (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by digging
   c : to dig out and remove (dirt, soil, etc.)

— excavation

/ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən/noun,pluralexcavations[count, noncount]
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