expiscate

expiscate

[ek-spuh-skeyt, ek-spis-keyt]
verb (used with object), expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot.
to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination.

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

expiscation, noun
expiscatory [ek-spis-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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