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“… to find and excavate fossils which she …”

meanings of excavate


  1. To make a hole in (something); to hollow.
  2. To remove part of (something) by scooping or digging it out.
  3. To uncover (something) by digging.


  1. Any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade Excavata.