Exhume

Word List, English Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Words with Letter E

Created On: Mar 21, 2013 18:12 IST
Modified On: Apr 17, 2013 10:44 IST

Exhume: Verb
Pronunciation: ig-ZOOM, -ZYOOM, eks-HYOOM
Difficulty Level: Low
Meaning: refers to digging or recovering from the grave. To restore from obscurity

Usage/Example

1. The body was exhumed so that another post mortem could take place.
2. Today, Spencer Wells says, "Phoenicians have become ghosts, a vanished civilization." Now he and Zalloua hope to use a different alphabet, the molecular letters of DNA, to exhume these ghosts.
National Geographic, Who are the Phoenicians?, Rick Gore

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