Etymology
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unearth (v.)

"to dig up," mid-15c., from un- (2) "opposite of" + earth (v.) "bury (a corpse) in the ground" (c. 1400, from earth (n.)). Related: Unearthed; unearthing.

updated on February 26, 2014

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Definitions of unearth from WordNet

unearth (v.)
bring to light;
The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President
unearth (v.)
recover through digging;
Synonyms: excavate
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