Exhume - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzuːm|  American pronunciation of the word exhume
Brit.  |ɛksˈ(h)juːm|  British pronunciation of the word exhume

verb

- dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies (syn: disinter)

Examples

...the remains of John Paul Jones were exhumed in Paris and transported with great ceremony to the U.S. Naval Academy...

The letters of the royal assassin were exhumed.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: exhume
he/she/it: exhumes
present participle: exhuming
past tense: exhumed
past participle: exhumed
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