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excavation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌekskəˈvāSHən/,
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excavations, plural;
  1. The action of excavating something, esp. an archaeological site
    • - the methods of excavation have to be extremely rigorous
    • - students often participate in excavations
  2. A site that is being or has been excavated


  1. the act of digging; "there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton"
  2. dig: the site of an archeological exploration; "they set up camp next to the dig"
  3. a hole in the ground made by excavating
  4. mining: the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
  5. (excavate) recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
  6. (excavate) remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
  7. The term archaeological excavation has a double meaning.
  8. In medicine, excavation has two meanings: *the act of hollowing out *the space hollowed out, or a natural cavity or pouch
  9. (Excavate) The excavates are a major kingdom of unicellular eukaryotes, often known as Excavata. The phylogenetic category Excavata contains a variety of free-living and symbiotic forms, and also includes some important parasites of humans.
  10. the act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass; a cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping; an uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel; the material dug out in making a channel or cavity; ...
  11. (excavate) To make a hole in (something); to hollow; To remove part of (something) by scooping or digging it out; To uncover (something) by removing its covering
  12. (Excavations) Action to look for and/or to dig soil in the goal to discover a few something, treasure, archaeological pieces. To Rennes-Le-Château the excavations are to forbid of then 1965 by a municipal decree of July 23, 1965.
  13. (Excavations) In 1585, Abadai Khan of the Khalkha built the Tibetan Buddhist Erdene Zuu monastery near the site. Builders used debris from the city build the monastery.
  14. (excavate) To dig the basement and/or all areas that will need footings/foundations below ground.
  15. (Excavate) to expose or uncover by digging.
  16. (Excavate) The process of digging out or around something.
  17. (Excavate) abruptly concave, as in leaves with the basal area or basal corners (alar cells) hollowed out in comparison to the plane leaf margins and distal portions of the leaf; sometimes used to describe Brachythecium leaves with two and only two ?plications?.
  18. (Excavate) means to dig out and remove or to form a cavity or hole. (Webster)
  19. (excavate) Member of a kingdom of eukaryotes. All are single-celled species and none are known to have mitochondria.
  20. (excavate) of a perithecial axis, deeply concave.
  21. (excavate) to carefully dig up buried objects to find information about the past.
  22. (Excavating) Removal of earth at a construction site to create a hole or cavity.
  23. The process of clearing trees, removing topsoil and grading land before the foundation is laid.
  24. Removal of soil during rough grading.
  25. any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface, formed by earth removal.