+verb[VN] 1 to dig in the ground to look for old buildings or objects that have been buried for a long time; to find sth by digging in this way: The site has been excavated by archaeologists. + pottery and weapons excavated from the burial site 2 (formal) to make a hole, etc. in the ground by digging: The body was discovered when builders excavated the area.
Collocation Dictionary verb
The area has not yet been fully excavated.
| extensively | partially, partly | carefully
Pottery has been excavated from the site.
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