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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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ex′hu·ma′tion (ĕg′zyo͞o-mā′shən, ĕks′hyo͞o-) n.
ex·hum′er n.

exhume

(ɛksˈhjuːm)
vb (tr)
1. to dig up (something buried, esp a corpse); disinter
2. to reveal; disclose; unearth: don't exhume that old argument.
[C18: from Medieval Latin exhumāre, from Latin ex-1 + humāre to bury, from humus the ground]
exhumation n
exˈhumer n

ex•hume

(ɪgˈzum, -ˈzyum, ɛksˈhyum)

v.t. -humed, -hum•ing.
1. to dig (something buried, esp. a dead body) out of the earth; disinter.
2. to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting; bring to light.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin exhumāre= Latin ex- ex-1 + humāre to inter]
ex•hu•ma•tion (ˌɛks hyʊˈmeɪ ʃən) n.
ex•hum′er, n.

exhume


Past participle: exhumed
Gerund: exhuming

Imperative
exhume
exhume
Present
I exhume
you exhume
he/she/it exhumes
we exhume
you exhume
they exhume
Preterite
I exhumed
you exhumed
he/she/it exhumed
we exhumed
you exhumed
they exhumed
Present Continuous
I am exhuming
you are exhuming
he/she/it is exhuming
we are exhuming
you are exhuming
they are exhuming
Present Perfect
I have exhumed
you have exhumed
he/she/it has exhumed
we have exhumed
you have exhumed
they have exhumed
Past Continuous
I was exhuming
you were exhuming
he/she/it was exhuming
we were exhuming
you were exhuming
they were exhuming
Past Perfect
I had exhumed
you had exhumed
he/she/it had exhumed
we had exhumed
you had exhumed
they had exhumed
Future
I will exhume
you will exhume
he/she/it will exhume
we will exhume
you will exhume
they will exhume
Future Perfect
I will have exhumed
you will have exhumed
he/she/it will have exhumed
we will have exhumed
you will have exhumed
they will have exhumed
Future Continuous
I will be exhuming
you will be exhuming
he/she/it will be exhuming
we will be exhuming
you will be exhuming
they will be exhuming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exhuming
you have been exhuming
he/she/it has been exhuming
we have been exhuming
you have been exhuming
they have been exhuming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exhuming
you will have been exhuming
he/she/it will have been exhuming
we will have been exhuming
you will have been exhuming
they will have been exhuming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exhuming
you had been exhuming
he/she/it had been exhuming
we had been exhuming
you had been exhuming
they had been exhuming
Conditional
I would exhume
you would exhume
he/she/it would exhume
we would exhume
you would exhume
they would exhume
Past Conditional
I would have exhumed
you would have exhumed
he/she/it would have exhumed
we would have exhumed
you would have exhumed
they would have exhumed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exhume - dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
dig up, excavate, turn up - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"

exhume

verb (Formal) dig up, unearth, disinter, unbury, disentomb His remains have been exhumed from their resting place.
bury, inter, entomb, inearth, inhume
Translations
يَسْتَخْرِج جُثَّه من قَبْر
opgrave
exhumál
grafa upp
ekshumacijaekshumuoti
ekshumēt, izrakt
exhumovať
mezardan çıkarmak

exhume

[eksˈhjuːm] VTexhumar, desenterrar

exhume

[ɛksˈhjuːm ɪgˈzjuːm] vt [+ body] → exhumer
to be exhumed → être exhumé(e)ex-husband [ˌɛksˈhʌzbənd] nex-mari m

exhume

vtexhumieren

exhume

[ɛksˈhjuːm] vt (frm) → esumare

exhume

(igˈzjuːm) verb
to dig out (especially a body from a grave).
exhumation (eksjuˈmeiʃən) noun
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He stared at it in amaze, his brain a racing wild-fire of hypotheses to account for this far-journeyer who had adventured the night of space, threaded the stars, and now rose before him and above him, exhumed by patient anthropophagi, pitted and lacquered by its fiery bath in two atmospheres.
Even if the person buried in Limmeridge churchyard be not Lady Glyde, she was, in life, on your own showing, so like her, that we should gain nothing, if we applied for the necessary authority to have the body exhumed.
The remains of Marion Alder, 79, will be exhumed from the graveyard of St Leonard's Church, in the rural Somerset village of Butleigh.
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A MAN has denied of the murder of a pensioner whose body was exhumed months after his death.
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