Synonyms of excavation
holeDictionary • excavations in the earth
hole • He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.
mine • an explosion at a coal mine
pit • He lost his footing and began to slide into the pit.
ditch • The car went out of control and ended up in a ditch.
shaft • old mine shafts
hollow • where water gathers in a hollow and forms a pond
trench • Dig a trench at least 2ft deep.
burrow • a rabbit's burrow
cavity • The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.
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burrowA burrow is a tunnel or hole in the ground that is dug by an animal such as a rabbit.
• a rabbit's burrow
cavityA cavity is a space or hole in something such as a solid object or a person's body.
• The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.
ditchA ditch is a long narrow channel cut into the ground at the side of a road or field.
• The car went out of control and ended up in a ditch.
Thesaurus for excavation from the Collins English Thesaurus
an excavating or being excavated