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noun 
  1. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
  2. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
  3. An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
  4. The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
Etymology: excavare (to hollow out)< ex- (out) + cavare (to hollow)< cavus (hollow)<PIE ''
  • keu- (vault, hole)



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