exhumer

exhume

[ig-zoom, -zyoom, eks-hyoom]
verb (used with object), exhumed, exhuming.
1.
to dig (something buried, especially a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.
2.
to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light: to exhume a literary reputation; to exhume old letters.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin exhumāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + humāre to inter

exhumation [eks-hyoo-mey-shuhn] , noun
exhumer, noun
unexhumed, adjective
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exhume (ɛksˈhjuːm)
 
vb
1.  to dig up (something buried, esp a corpse); disinter
2.  to reveal; disclose; unearth: don't exhume that old argument
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin exhumāre, from Latin ex-1 + humāre to bury, from humus the ground]
 
exhumation
 
n
 
ex'humer
 
n

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exhume
1783, from Fr. exhumer, from M.L. exhumare, from L. ex- "out of" + humare "bury," from humus "earth." An earlier form was exhumate (1540s), taken directly from the M.L. Related: Exhumed; exhuming
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