expiscate

[ ek-spuh-skeyt, ek-spis-keyt ]
/ ˈɛk spəˌskeɪt, ɛkˈspɪs keɪt /

verb (used with object), ex·pis·cat·ed, ex·pis·cat·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination.

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Origin of expiscate

1605–15; < Latin expiscātus, past participle of expiscārī to fish out. See ex-1, pisci-, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM expiscate

ex·pis·ca·tion, nounex·pis·ca·to·ry [ek-spis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɛkˈspɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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