Exhume



[ig-zoom, -zyoom, eks-hyoom] /ɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum/

verb (used with object), exhumed, exhuming.
1.
to dig (something buried, especially a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.
2.
to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light:
to exhume a literary reputation; to exhume old letters.
/ɛksˈhjuːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to dig up (something buried, esp a corpse); disinter
2.
to reveal; disclose; unearth: don’t exhume that old argument
v.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin exhumare “to unearth” (13c.), from Latin ex- “out of” (see ex-) + humare “bury,” from humus “earth” (see chthonic). An alternative form was exhumate (1540s), taken directly from Medieval Latin. Related: Exhumed; exhuming.

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