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1. excavation

noun. ['ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən'] the act of digging.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • digging

Antonyms

  • inoperative
  • Heaven
  • unhealthy

Etymology

  • excavatio (Latin)
  • excavo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Excavation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with excavation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Remove the sod with the mattock and shovel, keeping the excavation as level as possible.

Quotes about excavation


1. I mined my mind, and I found no love. My heart is where excavation yields gold, and if you dig me as much as I dig you, we can both get rich.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. excavation

noun. ['ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən'] the site of an archeological exploration.

Synonyms

  • site
  • land site
  • archeological site

Antonyms

  • badly

Etymology

  • excavatio (Latin)
  • excavo (Latin)

3. excavation

noun. ['ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən'] the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.

Synonyms

  • production
  • placer mining
  • strip mining
  • opencast mining

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • malfunctioning
  • unemployed
  • permanent

Etymology

  • excavatio (Latin)
  • excavo (Latin)

4. excavation

noun. ['ˌɛkskəˈveɪʃən'] a hole in the ground made by excavating.

Synonyms

  • cellar
  • bore
  • stone pit
  • root cellar
  • artifact
  • working
  • quarry
  • digs
  • delf
  • drill hole
  • workings
  • bore-hole
  • pit
  • well
  • artefact
  • diggings
  • mine
  • ditch
  • mineshaft

Antonyms

  • ill
  • unfit
  • unfortunate
  • inadvisable

Etymology

  • excavatio (Latin)
  • excavo (Latin)
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