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[uhn-urth] /ʌnˈɜrθ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to dig or get out of the earth; dig up.
2.
to uncover or bring to light by search, inquiry, etc.:
The lawyer unearthed new evidence.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English unerthen. See un-2, earth
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Examples for unearthed
  • At first there was popular incredulity and disbelief that there was much behind the charges, or that much could be unearthed.
  • But a recently unearthed turtle fossil, the oldest on record, may hold the answer.
  • More clues should emerge as more samples are unearthed-and as genetic sequencing technology continues to improve.
  • Among the fossils unearthed was a tiny jaw fragment with big implications.
  • Archaeological digs have unearthed widespread evidence of breath-hold diving in seaside cultures.
  • We do not generally relegate capitalism to the shelf of unspeakable evils whenever human trafficking or sweatshops are unearthed.
  • Now, the science of nutrition has unearthed even more reasons why that advice is indeed beneficial: phytochemicals.
  • We unearthed these lesser-known works from well-known personages.
  • Objects were unearthed from backyards, fished out of a cesspool, recovered in pre-dawn raids.
  • The park's museum displays many of the beautiful treasures that have been unearthed at the site.
British Dictionary definitions for unearthed

unearth

/ʌnˈɜːθ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to dig up out of the earth
2.
to reveal or discover, esp by exhaustive searching
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Word Origin and History for unearthed

unearth

v.

"to dig up," mid-15c., from un- (2) + earth (v.) "to bury in the ground" (see earth). Related: Unearthed; unearthing.

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