exhume exhume  /ɛks ˈhjum/

Definition(s):

  • (v) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

Usage(s):

  1. These are Top 10 fare compared with the album-stopping Conquest, in which Jack, Meg and a band of mariachis exhume a Corky Robbins tune.
  2. The government has since offered to exhume the body, which was buried Friday, in order to perform a post-mortem but it may be a case of too little, too late.
  3. Following Bumba's lead, the authorities began to exhume some bodies.

News

  1. Crews exhume body of girl found decapitated 30 years ago in St. Louis

    (KMOV) – The body of an unidentified girl found decapitated 30 years ago will be exhumed from the Washington Park Cemetery in Berkeley on Monday. Crews began exhuming the body of Jane Doe, also referred to as Hope, around 8 a.m. According to officials, Hope’s body was discovered by two men looking for piping in a vacant building on Clemens in February 1983. Officials said the girl was missing a ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  2. Relatives exhume body of south Georgia teen

    The body of a south Georgia teen has been exhumed after his relatives requested a second autopsy to be done on him.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS 46 News Atlanta

  3. Relatives exhume body of south Ga. teen

    The body of a south Georgia teen has been exhumed after his relatives requested a second autopsy to be done on him.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WXIA-TV Atlanta

Quotes

  1. "Yes, exhume it (the body). A hundred per cent. I would like it to be exhumed. Because I know for sure there is no bullet wound other than on the right side. Whether it was a bullet or a strike, I don't want to comment, I don't know," Musharraf...
    on Jan 13, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Hindu

  2. "I think the issue with the UN report is this, - on what basis they are investigating. There was no autopsy done on Benazir's body, the UN team did not exhume her body, the scene of crime was washed up," said Fatima.
    on Apr 4, 2010 By: Fatima Bhutto Source: Oneindia

  3. "I didn't want to exhume his image and likeness to flog our own careers," Affleck said, mindful of Reeves struggle to break free of his image as The Man of Steel.
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Ben Affleck Source: International Herald Tribune

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