how to pronounce excavate

/ˈɛkskəˌvɛɪt/

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excavate is pronounced in three syllables

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ɛkskəvɛɪt

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An example use of excavate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to find and excavate fossils which she …”

meanings of excavate

verb:

  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.

noun:

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

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