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exhume

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
exhumeex‧hume /ɪɡˈzjuːm, eksˈhjuːm $ ɪɡˈzuːm, ɪkˈsjuːm/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalMHMX to remove a dead body from the ground, especially in order to check the cause of death syn dig upexhumation /ˌekshjʊˈmeɪʃən $ ˌekshjʊ-, ˌeɡzjʊ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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exhumeIn particular, I was stimulated to exhume a cutting from the Daily Telegraph of 23 October 1980.They relented when it was explained that the alternative was to exhume the bodies of other relatives.
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Verb table
exhume
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexhume
he, she, itexhumes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexhumed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave exhumed
he, she, ithas exhumed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad exhumed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill exhume
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have exhumed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam exhuming
he, she, itis exhuming
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you, we, theyare exhuming
Past
I, he, she, itwas exhuming
you, we, theywere exhuming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been exhuming
he, she, ithas been exhuming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been exhuming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be exhuming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been exhuming
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