disinter

[dis-in-tur]
verb (used with object), disinterred, disinterring.
1.
to take out of the place of interment; exhume; unearth.
2.
to bring from obscurity into view: The actor's autobiography disinterred a past era.

Origin:
1605–15; dis-1 + inter

disinterment, noun
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disinter (ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜː)
 
vb , -ters, -terring, -terred
1.  to remove or dig up; exhume
2.  to bring (a secret, hidden facts, etc) to light; expose
 
disin'terment
 
n

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disinter
1610s, from Fr. désenterrer (15c.), from dés- "dis-" + enterrer "to inter" (see inter). Related: Disinterred.
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Example sentences
Some think that even older skeletons should be disinterred.
Only applies if burial is to be disinterred or excavated.
Remains may be disinterred only after an initial eight-year period has elapsed.
The burials have already been disinterred and they are ready to be reburied
  once the project is completed.
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