excavation

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(eks′kə vāshən)


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Sense: The act of excavating
Synonyms:
digging , unearthing, disinterring, mining , quarrying, exhuming, scooping out, digging out, scouring, blasting, removal , digging a basement, digging a foundation, using a back hoe, using a trencher, cut and fill, stopping, burrowing, pick and shoveling, mucking out, tunneling (US), tunnelling (UK)
Sense: The result of excavating
Synonyms:
hole , cavity, hollow , pit , ditch , dike (US), dyke (UK), dugout, cavern, cave , burrow , mine , quarry , shaft , trench

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