Friday, October 14, 2011

exhume

exhume [ ig-ZOOM, -ZYOOM, eks-HYOOM ]
 verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to dig or recover from a grave
2. to restore from obscurity
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The body was exhumed so that another post mortem could take place.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Today, Spencer Wells says, "Phoenicians have become ghosts, a vanished civilization." Now he and Zalloua hope to use a different alphabet, the molecular letters of DNA, to exhume these ghosts.