how to pronounce excavate


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excavate is pronounced in three syllables

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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


  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.

excavate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word excavate occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics excavate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that excavate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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