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To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter

The archeologist exhumed artifacts from the ground with a shovel.

to dig out of the earth (what has been buried)
{f} unearth from a grave, disinter
dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
If a dead person's body is exhumed, it is taken out of the ground where it is buried, especially so that it can be examined in order to find out how the person died. His remains have been exhumed from a cemetery in Queen's, New York City. + exhumation exhumations ex·hu·ma·tion Detectives ordered the exhumation when his wife said she believed he had been killed. to remove a dead body from the ground, especially in order to check the cause of death = dig up (exhumer, from exhumare, from humus )
The act of digging up that which has been buried
{n} a digging out of the earth what has been buried
The act of exhuming that which has been buried; as, the exhumation of a body
{i} act of digging a dead body out of its grave, disinterment
the act of digging up something (especially a corpse) that has been buried
past of exhume
third-person singular of exhume
present participle of exhume