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n. an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
n. an exploratory action or expedition
n. a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
investigation, probe
n. an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

Verbs (5)

examine, probe
v. question or examine thoroughly and closely
poke into, dig into, probe
v. examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"

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Fuzzynyms (62)

investigating, investigation
n. the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
enquiry, inquiry
n. a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
n. an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
study, survey
n. a detailed critical inspection
n. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
hunting, hunt, search
n. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
n. a systematic consideration; "he called for a careful exploration of the consequences"
trial run, tryout, test, trial
n. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
n. a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation; "he made an audit of all the plants on his property"; "an energy efficiency audit"; "an email log audit"
mull over, excogitate, think over, chew over, speculate, ruminate, mull, reflect, muse, contemplate, ponder, meditate
v. reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
canvas, analyse, canvass, examine, study, analyze
v. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
go into, delve into
v. be used or required for; "A lot of energy went into the organization of this banquet"
v. examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
examine minutely, explore
v. examine minutely
check into, go over, check over, suss out, check out, look into, check up on, check
v. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
scrutinise, inspect, scrutinize, audit
v. examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification; "audit accounts and tax returns"
marvel, wonder
v. be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
criticise, criticize
v. act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
v. search haphazardly; "We rummaged through the drawers"
v. grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"
v. look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
v. inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
test, screen
v. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

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