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.
Known since 1599, from (etyl) .
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.
(zoology) Any member of a major grouping of unicellular eukaryotes, of the clade Excavata.
To drive or draw from the earth.
To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
To dig up.
- to unearth a secret