verb (used with object)
to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.:
The lawyer unearthed new evidence.
late Middle English
to dig up out of the earth
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
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There is the tricky relationship between what they unearth for their books and what goes into the paper.
The true challenge posed by the runaway growth in information is to unearth useful bits from this mountain of dross.
To unearth the bacteria's inner workings, the researchers zapped the connective proteins with multiple ultrafast laser pulses.
In that case, if you have had time to pack your bag, it might be something for the archaeologists to unearth.