ex·hume (ĭg-zm, -zym, ĭk-sym, ĕks-hym)
tr.v. ex·humed, ex·hum·ing, ex·humes
1. To remove from a grave; disinter.
2. To bring to light, especially after a period of obscurity.
[French exhumer, from Medieval Latin exhumāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ex′hu·mation (ĕg′zy-māshən, ĕks′hy-) n.
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