verb (used with object), in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing.
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Origin of investigate
OTHER WORDS FROM investigate
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He became acutely aware of his disfigured face, and felt his swelling bruises with a limp, investigatory hand.
They glittered then with a strange cold light, those variegated orbs, but their ordinary expression was earnest and investigatory.Miriam Monfort|Catherine A. Warfield
Suddenly he started out of a vague reverie and pressed an investigatory hand to his side.
An inquiry into—ah—certain facets of past investigatory methods.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
The investigatory expedition to the ominous red spot of the giant of the solar system was on.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst