Excalfaction to Excern
(Ex`cal*fac"tion) n. [L. excalfactio.] A heating or warming; calefaction. [Obs.] Blount.
(Ex`cal*fac"tive) a. [L. excalfacere to warm; ex out (intens.) + calfacere to warm.] Serving
to heat; warming. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
(Ex`cal*fac"to*ry) a. [L. excalfactorius.] Heating; warming. [Obs.] Holland.
(Ex*cal"i*bur) n. The name of King Arthur's mythical sword. [Written also Excalibar, Excalibor,
Escalibar, and Caliburn.] Tennyson.
(Ex*camb" Ex*cam"bie) v. t. [LL. excambiare, excambire; L. ex out + cambire. See Change,
and cf. Exchange.] (Scots Law) To exchange; used with reference to transfers of land.
(||Ex*cam"bi*on ||Ex*cam"bi*um) n. [LL. excambium. See Excamb.] (Scots Law) Exchange; barter;
used commonly of lands.
(Ex`can*des"cence) n. [L. excandescentia.]
1. A growing hot; a white or glowing heat; incandescence. [R.]
2. Violent anger; a growing angry. [Obs.] Blount.
(Ex`can*des"cent) a. [L. excandescens, p. pr. of excandescere to take fire, glow; ex
out (intens.) + candescere to begin to glisten or glow, fr. candere. See Candid.] White or glowing
with heat. [R.] Ure.
(Ex`can*ta"tion) n. [L. excantare to charm out. See Ex, and Chant.] Disenchantment by
a countercharm. [Obs.] Gayton.
(Ex*car"nate) v. t. [LL. excarnatus, p. p. of excarnare; L. ex out + caro, carnis, flesh.]
To deprive or clear of flesh. Grew.
(Ex`car*na"tion) n. The act of depriving or divesting of flesh; excarnification; opposed to
(Ex*car"ni*fi*cate) v. t. [L. ex out + LL. carnificatus, p. p. carnificare to carnify; cf. L.
excarnificare to tear to pieces, torment. See Carnify.] To clear of flesh; to excarnate. Dr. H. More.
(Ex*car`ni*fi*ca"tion) n. The act of excarnificating or of depriving of flesh; excarnation.
(Ex"ca*vate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excavated; p. pr. & vb. n. Excavating] [L. excavatus, p. p.
of excavare to excavate; ex out + cavare to make hollow, cavus hollow. See Cave.]
1. To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate
a ball; to excavate the earth.
2. To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow; as, to excavate a canoe, a
cellar, a channel.
3. (Engin.) To dig out and remove, as earth.
The material excavated was usually sand.E. L. Corthell. Excavating pump, a kind of dredging apparatus for excavating under water, in which silt and loose
material mixed with water are drawn up by a pump. Knight.