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excavation

[eks-kuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌɛks kəˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a hole or cavity made by excavating.
2.
the act of excavating.
3.
an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin excavātiōn- (stem of excavātiō) a hollowing. See excavate, -ion
Related forms
excavational, adjective
nonexcavation, noun
reexcavation, noun
Synonyms
1. See hole.
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Word Origin and History for non-excavation
excavation
1610s, "action of excavating," from L. excavationem, noun of action from excavare (see excavate).
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non-excavation in Medicine

excavation ex·ca·va·tion (ěk'skə-vā'shən)
n.

  1. A natural cavity, pouch, or recess.

  2. A cavity formed artificially or as the result of a pathological process.

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