Definition of re-excavation in US English:

re-excavation

noun

  • The action or process of excavating something again; an instance of this, a new or further excavation.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From re- + excavation, after re-excavate.

Pronunciation

re-excavation

/ˌriːɛkskəˈveɪʃn/