the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
Syn: ↑exhumation, ↑digging up
Derivationally related forms: ↑disinter, ↑exhume (for: ↑exhumation)
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑deed, ↑human action, ↑human activity

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