exhume

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See also: exhumé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ex and humāre (to bury).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛks.ˈ(h)juːm/, /ɪɡ.ˈzjuːm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛkˈ.s(j)um/, /ɪɡˈz(j)um/
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Verb[edit]

exhume (third-person singular simple present exhumes, present participle exhuming, simple past and past participle exhumed)

  1. (transitive) To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.
    The archeologist exhumed artifacts from the ground with a shovel.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To uncover; to bring to light.
    • 2009, S. E. Wilmer, Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories (page 47)
      Memorial was permeated by a sense of mission, a moral imperative to exhume the truth and display it to the eyes of its compatriots, whatever feelings of shame, outrage, denial, or shock might ensue.

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French[edit]

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exhume

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exhumer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exhumer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exhumer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of exhumer
  5. second-person singular imperative of exhumer

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɡˈsume/, [eɣˈsume]

Verb[edit]

exhume

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of exhumar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of exhumar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of exhumar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of exhumar.