Excavate vs Unearth - What's the difference?

excavate | unearth |


As verbs the difference between excavate and unearth

is that excavate is to make a hole in (something); to hollow while unearth is to drive or draw from the earth.

As a noun excavate

is (zoology) any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade excavata.

excavate

English

Etymology 1

Known since 1599, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To make a hole in (something); to hollow.
  • To remove part of (something) by scooping or digging it out.
  • To uncover (something) by removing its covering.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (wikipedia excavate) (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade Excavata.
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    unearth

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drive or draw from the earth.
  • To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
  • to unearth a secret
  • To dig up.
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