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Definition of excavation:

  1. A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
  2. An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
  3. The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
  4. The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.

Synonyms:

minelaying, gibe, digging, dig, jab, barb, mining, slam, cavity, hole, hollow, pit, jibe, shot, shaft, archeological site, hole in the ground.

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