exhumation


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ex·hume

 (ĭg-zo͞om′, -zyo͞om′, ĭk-syo͞om′, ĕks-hyo͞om′)
tr.v. ex·humed, ex·hum·ing, ex·humes
1. To remove from a grave; disinter.
2. To bring to light, especially after a period of obscurity.

[French exhumer, from Medieval Latin exhumāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′hu·ma′tion (ĕg′zyo͞o-mā′shən, ĕks′hyo͞o-) n.
ex·hum′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exhumation - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buriedexhumation - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Translations
إسْتِخْراج جُثَّه من قَبْر
opgravning
exhumálás
uppgröftur
ekshumacja
exhumácia
mezardan çıkarma

exhumation

[ˌekshjuːˈmeɪʃən] Nexhumación f

exhumation

[ˌɛgzjuːˈmeɪʃən] n [body] → exhumation f

exhumation

nExhumierung f

exhumation

[ˌɛkshjʊˈmeɪʃn] n (frm) → esumazione f

exhume

(igˈzjuːm) verb
to dig out (especially a body from a grave).
exhumation (eksjuˈmeiʃən) noun

exhumation

n. exhumación, desenterramiento.
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A number of burnt bones, plenty of empty shells and parts of burnt clothes were found at the exhumation.
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ABBOTTABAD -- On the request of Abbottabad police on Wednesday Judicial Magistrate Ejaz ur Rehman ordered exhumation of body of 11-year old housemaid Misbah who died in house of a provincial minister's brother on January 27.
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ABBOTTABAD: A judicial magistrate on Wednesday allowed the application of a fact-finding committee seeking exhumation of the body of 12-year old housemaid Misbah, who died at the residence of provincial Higher Education Minister Mushtaq Ghani's brother Shoaib Ghani.
The Parliament's commission offers to listen to the opinion of the National Security Committee and the Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan about exhumation of the mummy, which was previously exhibited in the Historical Museum.