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interrogator

[in-ter-uh-gey-ter] /ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who interrogates.
2.
Also called challenger. Radio. a transmitter that emits a signal to trigger a transponder.
Origin of interrogator
1745-1755
1745-55; < Late Latin interrogātor; see interrogate, -tor
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  • "I think you are wrong to be so impatient, Louis," the one who had acted as interrogator said.

  • "Oh, all right, if you don't feel like discussing that," his interrogator said smoothly.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.
  • "That is precisely what I have been sent down to investigate," said his interrogator.

  • Aileen put down her work and looked across to her interrogator.

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  • “It is,” replied the old man, eyeing his interrogator suspiciously.

British Dictionary definitions for interrogator

interrogator

/ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who interrogates
2.
a radio or radar transmitter used to send interrogating signals
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Word Origin and History for interrogator
n.

1751, from Late Latin interrogator, agent noun from interrogare (see interrogation).

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