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expiscate

[ ek-spuh-skeyt, ek-spis-keyt ]
/ 藞蓻k sp蓹藢ske瑟t, 蓻k藞sp瑟s ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路pis路cat路ed, ex路pis路cat路ing.Chiefly Scot.
to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination.
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Origin of expiscate

1605鈥15; <Latin expisc膩tus, past participle of expisc膩r墨 to fish out. See ex-1, pisci-, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM expiscate

ex路pis路ca路tion, nounex路pis路ca路to路ry [ek-spis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /蓻k藞sp瑟s k蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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