Top Definition
To dig through large quantities of text in an attempt to discover bits of important information. Can refer to books, but most notably refers to phone texts. To search through vast amounts of information from the past to discover information of importance.
"Amanda had to go on a textcavation to find Josh's address on her iPhone."

The professor would not allow the students to use internet sources on their midterms, forcing them to textcavate at the library.
by BoundAndGaged January 18, 2013
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