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Verb: probe  prowb
  1. Investigate thoroughly to see if true
    - examine
     
  2. Examine physically with or as if with a probe
    "probe an anthill";
    - dig into, poke into
Noun: probe  prowb
  1. An inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    "there was a congressional probe into the scandal";
    - investigation
     
  2. A flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
     
  3. An exploratory action or expedition
     
  4. An investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity

Derived forms: probed, probing, probes

Type of: enquiry [Brit, Cdn], exploration, inquiry, investigate, look into, penetrate, perforate, research, surgical instrument

Encyclopedia: Probe