Meaning of EXCAVATION in English

EXCAVATION

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ ek-sk ə - ' v ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: circa 1611

1 : the action or process of excavating

2 : a cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping

– ex · ca · va · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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