Part of speech: noun

A digging out; a cavity; hollow.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "excavation":

  1. Virginia received her returned mother with disappointing indifference, more concerned for the moment in the depth of the excavation into the sand which her nurse was making for her benefit. - "One Woman's Life", Robert Herrick.
  2. All three were half sitting, half lying in the excavation they had made, and the moments passed unheeded. - "Down the Slope", James Otis.
  3. Berg was on his feet in an instant; he strode to the excavation and bent over it. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.