Exhume Ex*hume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhumed}p. pr. & vb. n.. {Exhuming}.] [LL. exhumare; L. ex out + humus ground, soil: cf. F. exhumer. See {Humble}.] To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter. --Mantell. [1913 Webster]

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  • exhumé — exhumé, ée (è gzu mé, mée) part. passé. Tiré de la sépulture. Un corps exhumé par autorité de justice.    Fig. Tiré de l oubli. Des souvenirs fâcheux exhumés mal à propos …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • exhume — index disinter, remove (eliminate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exhume — early 15c., from M.L. exhumare to unearth (13c.), from L. ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )) + humare bury, from humus earth (see CHTHONIC (Cf. chthonic)). An alternative form was exhumate (1540s), taken directly from the M.L. Related: Exhume …   Etymology dictionary

  • exhume — [v] dig up, especially the dead disclose, disembalm, disentomb, disinhume, disinter, resurrect, reveal, unbury, uncharnel, unearth; concept 178 Ant. bury …   New thesaurus

  • exhumé — Exhumé, [exhum]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • exhume — ► VERB ▪ dig out (something buried, especially a corpse) from the ground. DERIVATIVES exhumation noun. ORIGIN Latin exhumare, from humus ground …   English terms dictionary

  • exhume — [eks hyo͞om′, ik syo͞om′; eg zyo͞om′, igzyo͞om′] vt. exhumed, exhuming [ME exhumen < ML exhumare < L ex, out + humus, the ground: see HUMUS2] 1. to dig out of the earth; disinter 2. to bring to light; disclose; reveal exhumation [eks΄hyo͞o… …   English World dictionary

  • exhume — exhumation /eks hyoo may sheuhn/, n. exhumer, n. /ig zoohm , zyoohm , eks hyoohm /, v.t., exhumed, exhuming. 1. to dig (something buried, esp. a dead body) out of the earth; disinter. 2. to revive or restore after neglect or a period of… …   Universalium

  • exhume — UK [eksˈhjuːm] / US [ɪɡˈzum] verb [transitive] Word forms exhume : present tense I/you/we/they exhume he/she/it exhumes present participle exhuming past tense exhumed past participle exhumed formal to remove a dead person s body from where it is… …   English dictionary

  • exhume — transitive verb (exhumed; exhuming) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin exhumare, from Latin ex out of + humus earth more at ex , humble Date: 15th century 1. disinter < exhume a body > 2. to bring back from neglect or obscurity <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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